That is an excellent question. As far as I know, history has not recorded the person that came up with the idea. But if I had to guess, it was probably invented at the same time that the hitter's Triple Crown was invented. If anyone out there can give a more concise answer, please do! I would like to know this myself!
No ... the most triple crowns won in an MLB season is 2. 1) 1901: AL batting triple crown - Napoleon Lajoie of the Philadelphia Athletics ... AL pitching triple crown - Cy Young of the Boston Americans. 2) 1905: AL pitching triple crown - Rube Waddell of the Philadelphia Athletics ... NL pitching triple crown - Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants. 3) 1918: AL pitching triple crown - Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators ... NL pitching triple crown - Hippo Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs. 4) 1924: AL pitching triple crown - Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators ... NL pitching triple crown - Dazzy Vance of the Brooklyn Robins. 5) 1933: AL batting triple crown - Jimmie Foxx of the Philadelphia Athletics ... NL batting triple crown - Chuck Klein of the Philadelphia Phillies. 6) 1934: AL batting triple crown - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees ... AL pitching triple crown - Lefty Gomez of the New York Yankees. 7) 1937: NL batting triple crown - Joe Medwick of the St. Louis Cardinals ... AL pitching triple crown - Lefty Gomez of the New York Yankees. 8) 1966: AL batting triple crown - Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles ... NL pitching triple crown - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The "Triple Crown" is an award that is given to the player in either league with the highest batting average, the most r.b.i.'s, and of course, the most home runs. To achieve this award a single player must have all three. Until Miguel Cabrera won this award this year in 2012, the last time was 1967.
A triple crown winner is one who wins the batting average title, the runs batted in title and the home run title all in one season. The last triple crown winner was Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. A Triple play occurs in baseball when a team records three outs on a single play. The last triple play was Troy Tulowitzki's unassisted triple play on April 29, 2007. Pitchers also have a triple crown. A triple crown pitching winner leads the league in wins, strikeouts, and ERA.
Hitting - Lead your lead in batting average, home runs and RBI. Pitching - Lead your league in wins, ERA and strikeouts. Carl Yastrzemski won the last hitting triple crown in 1967 with the Red Sox, recording a .326 average, 44 HR and 121 RBI. Jake Peavy won the last pitching triple crown in 2007 with the Padres, getting 19 wins, 240 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.54.
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