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POLL: Will Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hit For The Triple Crown? Screw The MVP Shohei Ohtani!

Will Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hit For The Triple Crown?

There’s been tons of chatter about who’s going to win the AL MVP, Shohei Ohtani has been in the spotlight all year because he’s basically the guy that ‘both hits and pitches’.

For that fact alone, despite the Angels having no chance of making the playoffs, Shohei will probably win the MVP this year.

But Vlad is greedy and looking at a much bigger prize… The fabled Triple Crown.

This happens when a player hits for the highest batting average, gets the most home runs and drives in the most RBIs. As you’ll see below, it doesn’t happen very often..

Will Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hit For The Triple Crown?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is right there and has a legitimate shot provided he continues to remain hot.

Starling Marte was traded to Oakland from Miami (NL) at the trade deadline and currently the  batting average leader, so not sure how that works… Vlad also needs to get a few RBIs as well to get this done.

Hitting for the Triple Crown is very rare.. How about for a 22 year old? Could that get him the MVP nod as well?

Triple Crown Winners – American League

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

HR

RBI

BA

2012

Miguel Cabrera

Detroit Tigers

44

139

.330

1967

Carl Yastrzemski

Boston Red Sox

44

121

.326

1966

Frank Robinson

Baltimore Orioles

49

122

.316

1956

Mickey Mantle

New York Yankees

52

130

.353

1947

Ted Williams

Boston Red Sox

32

114

.343

1942

Ted Williams

Boston Red Sox

36

137

.356

1934

Lou Gehrig

New York Yankees

49

165

.363

1933

Jimmie Foxx

Philadelphia Athletics

48

163

.356

Triple Crown Winners – National League

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

HR

RBI

BA

1937

Joe Medwick

St. Louis Cardinals

31

154

.374

1933

Chuck Klein

Philadelphia Phillies

28

120

.368

1925

Rogers Hornsby

St. Louis Cardinals

39

143

.403

1922

Rogers Hornsby

St. Louis Cardinals

42

152

.401

With the way Toronto is hitting right now, it would seem that Vlad Jr has an excellent chance here, what do you think his odds are?

  • Will Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hit For The Triple Crown?

    • Yes. Vlad is hot, the Blue Jays are hot. Vlad is the King of Baseball
    • No. It will be close, but too many other players are in his way

What do you think?

Written by StupidInToronto

I'm pretty much a lousy writer and my grammar is worse, so you'll see lots of polls and quizzes featured here most of the time.. Born in Toronto, love my TO sports sh*t and have fought the losing battle since birth. I'm stupid too!

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