15 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Time Baseball Had A Triple Crown

Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera finished the regular season leading the league in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. That’s something no one’s done in a long, long time. How long? Well…

October 1st, 1967: Carl Yastrzemski wins baseball's Triple Crown

(Associated Press)

Batting Average: .326
Home Runs: 44
RBIs: 121

And then…

1. Richard Nixon was elected President.

2. Jimi Hendrix's "Axis: Bold As Love" was released.

3. Man walked on the moon for the first time.


4. Barack Obama turned seven years old.

Associated Press / AP

5. A music festival was held in upstate New York.

6. Anna Nicole Smith lived her entire life.

7. "The Godfather" was released.

8. VHS was introduced.

9. "Saturday Night Live" debuted.

10. The Berlin Wall fell.

11. The Chicago Bulls went from a team that had won no titles to a team that had won six.

12. OJ Simpson went from this…

13. People heard this sound for the first time.

14. 10 Baseball teams came into existence.

Orlin Wagner / AP

• Kansas City Royals
• Montreal Expos (now Washington Nationals)
• San Diego Padres
• Seattle Pilots (now Milwaukee Brewers)
• Seattle Mariners
• Toronto Blue Jays
• Colorado Rockies
• Florida/Miami Marlins
• Arizona Diamondbacks
• Tampa Bay Rays

15. 25 different Olympic Games were held.

Olivia Harris / Reuters

And then…

October 3, 2012: Miguel Cabrera becomes the first man since Carl Yastrzemski to win the Triple Crown.

Orlin Wagner / AP

Batting average: .330
Home Runs: 44
RBIs: 139

MLB's PR department said it right:

Congrats Miggy.

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