In my mind there are two batting feats in MLB that stand head and shoulders above all other.
The Triple Crown
Two things I have never seen in my lifetime. Two things that propel a player into immortality. At one time 60 hrs would have been included but the late ’90s changed that.
That gives you the caliber of players we are talking about.
Huge names such as Aaron, Mays, Ruth, and Hrbek never did either.
This season we are on the verge of seeing someone do one of these for the first time in over 40 years. As to not be a jinx I am not going to name names but we have a guy leading in all three Triple Crown categories. A solid lead in RBIs, a decent lead in average, even though Mauer’s 3 for 4 night adds a little pressure, and a tie for HRs.
Monster prices for modern cards.
I would loved to see a Triple crown winner, even if it is a guy on the Tigers.