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Baseball's Triple Crown - The Batters

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A very difficult quiz on Major League Baseball's Triple Crowns for hitters.

Question 1:


To win the Triple Crown a batter must lead his league in these categories.
Home runs, hits, rbi's
Home runs, batting average, slugging percentage
Home runs, slugging percentage, rbi's
Home runs, rbi's, batting average

Question 2:


Paul Hines was the first Triple Crown winner in the Majors. When did he win the award?
1894
1887
1878
1922

Question 3:


Nap Lajoie was the first American League hitter to win the Triple Crown. For which team did he win it?
The Philadelphia Athletics
The Oakland Athletics
The St. Louis Browns
The Kansas City Athletics

Question 4:


Who was the last triple crown winner of the 20th century?
Ted Williams
Carl Yastremski
Mickey Mantle
Frank Robinson

Question 5:


The last National Leaguer to win the Triple Crown in the 20th century had the nickname "Ducky." What was his last name?
Duffy
Hornsby
Medwick
Klein

Question 6:


These were the first two men to win the Triple Crown twice each.
Frank Robinson and Mickey Mantle
Ted Williams and Frank Robinson
Rogers Hornsby and Ted Williams
Rogers Hornsby and Ducky Duffy

Question 7:


These were the first two first basemen to win the Triple Crown.
Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb
Jimmy Foxx and Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig and Carl Yastremski
Jimmy Foxx and Ty Cobb

Question 8:


This Triple Crown winner was an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds until he was traded to the Orioles for Milt Pappas.
Vada Pinson
Frank Robinson
Wally Post
Ducky Duffy

Question 9:


He was the first player to win the Major League Triple Crown. He led both leagues in all three categories.
Rogers Hornsby
Ty Cobb
Yogi Berra
Lou Gehrig

Question 10:


The Title of Triple Crown Loser goes to the player who would normally qualify for the Triple Crown, but is last in all three triple crown categories among all starters in his league. Who was the last Triple Crown Loser in the 20th century?
Mark Belanger
Woodie Williams
Ivan DeJesus
Enzo Hernandez

Question 11:


Name the first Hall of Famer to be the Triple Crown loser.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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