On the American League leaderboards, one name shows up a lot: J.D. Martinez. Martinez is second in the league in batting average with a .335 mark, second in home runs with 38 and tops in RBI with 110.
That had me thinking, could Martinez win the Triple Crown? Of course, it should be noted that the Triple Crown doesn’t mean much in terms of total run production and value. Still, it is cool (and rare) to see a hitter accomplish the unthinkable: lead his respective league in average, home runs, and RBI all in one season. The Triple Crown is a remarkable feat, whether you enjoy using those statistics or not. (Spoiler: I don’t.)
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