List of Major League Baseball triples champions

List of Major League Baseball triples champions

In baseball, a triple is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to advance all the way to third base, scoring each runner who was already on base, with no errors by the defensive team on the play. In Major League Baseball (MLB), a player in each league [L] is recognized for leading the league in triples.[1] Only triples hit in a particular league count toward that league's seasonal lead.

The first triples champion in the National League was Ross Barnes; in the league's inaugural 1876 season, Barnes hit fourteen triples for the Chicago White Stockings.[2] In 1901, the American League was established and led by two members of the Baltimore Orioles: Bill Keister and Jimmy Williams each had 21.[3][4]

American League

Year Player Team(s) Triples
1901 Bill Keister
Jimmy Williams
Baltimore Orioles 21
1902 Jimmy Williams Baltimore Orioles 21
1903 Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 25
1904 Joe Cassidy
Buck Freeman
Chick Stahl
Washington Senators
Boston Americans
Boston Americans
19
1905 Elmer Flick Cleveland Naps 18
1906 Elmer Flick Cleveland Naps 22
1907 Elmer Flick Cleveland Naps 18
1908 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 20
1909 Frank Baker Philadelphia Athletics 19
1910 Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 19
1911 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 24
1912 Joe Jackson Cleveland Naps 26
1913 Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 23
1914 Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 26
1915 Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 19
1916 Joe Jackson Chicago White Sox 21
1917 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 24
1918 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 14
1919 Bobby Veach Detroit Tigers 17
1920 Joe Jackson Chicago White Sox 20
1921 Howie Shanks
George Sisler
Jack Tobin
Washington Senators
St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Browns
18
1922 George Sisler St. Louis Browns 18
1923 Goose Goslin
Sam Rice
Washington Senators 18
1924 Wally Pipp New York Yankees 19
1925 Goose Goslin Washington Senators 20
1926 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 20
1927 Earle Combs New York Yankees 23
1928 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 21
1929 Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 19
1930 Earle Combs New York Yankees 22
1931 Roy Johnson Detroit Tigers 19
1932 Joe Cronin Washington Senators 18
1933 Heinie Manush Washington Senators 17
1934 Ben Chapman New York Yankees 13
1935 Joe Vosmik Cleveland Indians 20
1936 Earl Averill
Joe DiMaggio
Red Rolfe
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
15
1937 Mike Kreevich
Dixie Walker
Chicago White Sox 16
1938 Jeff Heath Cleveland Indians 18
1939 Buddy Lewis Washington Senators 16
1940 Barney McCosky Detroit Tigers 19
1941 Jeff Heath Cleveland Indians 20
1942 Stan Spence Washington Senators 15
1943 Johnny Lindell
Wally Moses
New York Yankees
Chicago White Sox
12
1944 Johnny Lindell
Snuffy Stirnweiss
New York Yankees 16
1945 Snuffy Stirnweiss New York Yankees 22
1946 Hank Edwards Cleveland Indians 16
1947 Tommy Henrich New York Yankees 13
1948 Tommy Henrich New York Yankees 14
1949 Dale Mitchell Cleveland Indians 23
1950 Dom DiMaggio
Bobby Doerr
Hoot Evers
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
11
1951 Minnie Miñoso Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
14
1952 Bobby Ávila Cleveland Indians 11
1953 Jim Rivera Chicago White Sox 16
1954 Minnie Miñoso Chicago White Sox 18
1955 Andy Carey
Mickey Mantle
New York Yankees 11
1956 Jackie Jensen
Jim Lemon
Minnie Miñoso
Harry Simpson
Boston Red Sox
Washington Senators
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Athletics
11
1957 Hank Bauer
Gil McDougald
Harry Simpson
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
Kansas City/New York
9
1958 Vic Power Kansas City Athletics
Cleveland Indians
10
1959 Bob Allison Washington Senators 9
1960 Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 10
1961 Jake Wood Detroit Tigers 14
1962 Gino Cimoli Kansas City Athletics 15
1963 Zoilo Versalles Minnesota Twins 13
1964 Rich Rollins
Zoilo Versalles
Minnesota Twins 10
1965 Bert Campaneris
Zoilo Versalles
Kansas City Athletics
Minnesota Twins
12
1966 Bobby Knoop California Angels 11
1967 Paul Blair Baltimore Orioles 12
1968 Jim Fregosi California Angels 13
1969 Del Unser Washington Senators 8
1970 César Tovar Minnesota Twins 13
1971 Freddie Patek Kansas City Royals 11
1972 Carlton Fisk
Joe Rudi
Boston Red Sox
Oakland Athletics
9
1973 Al Bumbry
Rod Carew
Baltimore Orioles
Minnesota Twins
11
1974 Mickey Rivers California Angels 11
1975 George Brett
Mickey Rivers
Kansas City Royals
California Angels
13
1976 George Brett Kansas City Royals 14
1977 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 16
1978 Jim Rice Boston Red Sox 15
1979 George Brett Kansas City Royals 20
1980 Alfredo Griffin
Willie Wilson
Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals
15
1981 John Castino Minnesota Twins 9
1982 Willie Wilson Kansas City Royals 15
1983 Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers 10
1984 Dave Collins
Lloyd Moseby
Toronto Blue Jays 15
1985 Willie Wilson Kansas City Royals 21
1986 Brett Butler Cleveland Indians 14
1987 Willie Wilson Kansas City Royals 15
1988 Harold Reynolds
Willie Wilson
Robin Yount
Seattle Mariners
Kansas City Royals
Milwaukee Brewers
11
1989 Rubén Sierra Texas Rangers 14
1990 Tony Fernández Toronto Blue Jays 17
1991 Lance Johnson
Paul Molitor
Chicago White Sox
Milwaukee Brewers
13
1992 Lance Johnson Chicago White Sox 12
1993 Lance Johnson Chicago White Sox 14
1994 Lance Johnson Chicago White Sox 14
1995 Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians 13
1996 Chuck Knoblauch Minnesota Twins 14
1997 Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox 11
1998 José Offerman Kansas City Royals 13
1999 José Offerman Boston Red Sox 11
2000 Cristian Guzmán Minnesota Twins 20
2001 Cristian Guzmán Minnesota Twins 14
2002 Johnny Damon Boston Red Sox 11
2003 Cristian Guzmán Minnesota Twins 14
2004 Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Devil Rays 19
2005 Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Devil Rays 15
2006 Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Devil Rays 16
2007 Curtis Granderson Detroit Tigers 23
2008 Curtis Granderson Detroit Tigers 13
2009 Jacoby Ellsbury
Denard Span
Boston Red Sox
Minnesota Twins
10
2010 Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Rays 13
2011 Austin Jackson
Peter Bourjos
Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
11
2012 Austin Jackson Detroit Tigers 10
2013 Brett Gardner New York Yankees 10

National League

Year Player Team(s) Triples
1876 Chicago White Stockings 14
1877 Boston Red Caps 11
1878 Providence Grays 10
1879 Cincinnati Reds 14
1880 Worcester Ruby Legs 14
1881 Buffalo Bisons 11
1882 Troy Trojans 18
1883 Buffalo Bisons 17
1884 New York Giants 20
1885 New York Giants 16
1886 New York Giants 20
1887 Detroit Wolverines 23
1888 Boston Beaneaters 18
1889 Washington Nationals 19
1890 Cincinnati Reds 26
1891 Boston Beaneaters 20
1892 Philadelphia Phillies 21
1893 St. Louis Browns 29
1894 Baltimore Orioles 31
1895 Washington Senators 22
1896 Louisville Colonels
New York Giants
21
1897 Pittsburgh Pirates 28
1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Washington Senators
22
1899 Pittsburgh Pirates 28
1900 Pittsburgh Pirates 22
1901 Brooklyn Superbas 19
1902 Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates
22
1903 Pittsburgh Pirates 19
1904 Brooklyn Superbas 18
1905 Cincinnati Reds 21
1906 Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
13
1907 Brooklyn Superbas
Cincinnati Reds
16
1908 Pittsburgh Pirates 19
1909 Cincinnati Reds 17
1910 Cincinnati Reds 18
1911 New York Giants 25
1912 Pittsburgh Pirates 36
1913 Chicago Cubs 21
1914 Pittsburgh Pirates 17
1915 St. Louis Cardinals 25
1916 Pittsburgh Pirates 16
1917 St. Louis Cardinals 17
1918 Brooklyn Robins 15
1919 Brooklyn Robins
Pittsburgh Pirates
14
1920 Brooklyn Robins 22
1921 St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Braves
18
1922 Cincinnati Reds 22
1923 Pittsburgh Pirates 19
1924 Cincinnati Reds 21
1925 Pittsburgh Pirates 26
1926 Pittsburgh Pirates 22
1927 Pittsburgh Pirates 18
1928 St. Louis Cardinals 20
1929 Pittsburgh Pirates 20
1930 Pittsburgh Pirates 23
1931 New York Giants 20
1932 Cincinnati Reds 19
1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 19
1934 St. Louis Cardinals 18
1935 Cincinnati Reds 18
1936 Cincinnati Reds 14
1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 17
1938 St. Louis Cardinals 16
1939 Chicago Cubs 18
1940 Pittsburgh Pirates 15
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 17
1942 St. Louis Cardinals 17
1943 St. Louis Cardinals 20
1944 Pittsburgh Pirates 19
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers 13
1946 St. Louis Cardinals 20
1947 St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Phillies
16
1948 St. Louis Cardinals 18
1949 St. Louis Cardinals 13
1950 Philadelphia Phillies 14
1951 Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
12
1952 New York Giants 14
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers 17
1954 New York Giants 13
1955 Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
13
1956 Milwaukee Braves 15
1957 New York Giants 20
1958 Philadelphia Phillies 13
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers 11
1960 Milwaukee Braves 13
1961 Chicago Cubs 12
1962 Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers
10
1963 Cincinnati Reds 14
1964 Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs
13
1965 Philadelphia Phillies 16
1966 St. Louis Cardinals 13
1967 Cincinnati Reds 13
1968 St. Louis Cardinals 14
1969 Pittsburgh Pirates 12
1970 Los Angeles Dodgers 16
1971 Houston Astros 11
1972 Philadelphia Phillies 13
1973 Houston Astros 14
1974 Atlanta Braves 17
1975 Atlanta Braves 11
1976 Philadelphia Phillies 12
1977 St. Louis Cardinals 18
1978 St. Louis Cardinals 13
1979 St. Louis Cardinals 19
1980 Pittsburgh Pirates
Montreal Expos
13
1981 Houston Astros
San Diego Padres
12
1982 Houston Astros 10
1983 Atlanta Braves 13
1984 Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs
19
1985 St. Louis Cardinals 18
1986 Montreal Expos 13
1987 Philadelphia Phillies 15
1988 Pittsburgh Pirates 15
1989 San Francisco Giants 11
1990 Cincinnati Reds 11
1991 St. Louis Cardinals 15
1992 Atlanta Braves 14
1993 Houston Astros 13
1994 Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
9
1995 New York/Los Angeles
Colorado Rockies
9
1996 New York Mets 21
1997 St. Louis Cardinals 14
1998 Arizona Diamondbacks 12
1999 Philadelphia Phillies
Colorado Rockies
11
2000 Arizona Diamondbacks 14
2001 Philadelphia Phillies 12
2002 Philadelphia Phillies 10
2003 Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves
10
2004 Florida Marlins
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
12
2005 New York Mets 17
2006 New York Mets 17
2007 Philadelphia Phillies 20
2008 New York Mets 19
2009 Philadelphia Phillies 13
2010 Colorado Rockies 14
2011 New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
16
2012 San Francisco Giants 15
2013 Washington Nationals 11

American Association

Year Player Team(s) Triples
1882 Pittsburgh Alleghenys 16
1883 Columbus Buckeyes 17
1884 Philadelphia Athletics 23
1885 New York Metropolitans 21
1886 New York Metropolitans 31
1887 Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles
Louisville Colonels
Cincinnati Red Stockings
St. Louis Browns
Philadelphia Athletics
19
1888 Philadelphia Athletics 20
1889 Columbus Solons 15
1890 Toledo Maumees 20
1891 Boston Reds 21

Federal League

Year Player Team(s) Triples
1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers
Brooklyn Tip-Tops
15
1915
  • United States Les Mann
Chicago Whales 19

Player's League

Year Player Team(s) Triples
1890 Pittsburgh Burghers 22

Union Association

Year Player Team(s) Triples
1884 Cincinnati Outlaw Reds 12

Footnotes

References

  • Baseball-Reference.com