- Dan Szymborski, ESPN Insider
In 1966, Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles had the best year of his career; he led the American League in batting average, home runs and runs batted in. A year later, Carl Yastrzemski did the same thing, hitting .326 with 44 home runs and 121 RBIs -- all tops in the league.
In the four decades since, some of baseball's most hallowed records (714, 755 and 4,191) have fallen, but nobody has managed to pull off a Triple Crown season. Players have come close -- Gary Sheffield was the odds-on favorite for much of the summer in 1992 and Albert Pujols seems to enter every season as a possibility -- but no player has finished the season at the top of the leaderboards in all three Triple Crown categories since Yaz.
Could 2010 be the year?
Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory crunches numbers on the AL and NL Triple Crown races. Basic intel: Albert Pujols has a pretty decent shot, while Miguel Cabrera -- well, not so much anymore.