Decade Triple Crown Category Leaders
With his home run against the Mets last night, Miguel Cabrera moved ahead of Jose Bautista for the most regular season home runs in the major leagues from 2010 through yesterday’s games. Details after the jump.
Most Homers in MLB, 2010-2013:
1. Miguel Cabrera 153
2. Jose Bautista 152
3. Albert Pujols 126
4. Adrian Beltre 123
5. Prince Fielder 120
Cabrera is also the MLB leader in most RBI from 2010 on — by a much larger margin than he has in home runs.
Most Runs Batted In in MLB, 2010-2013:
1. Miguel Cabrera 496
2. Adrian Gonzalez 404
3. Robinson Cano 403
4. Prince Fielder 399
5. Adrian Beltre 388
And Cabrera is the leader among MLB regulars in batting average since the beginning of 2010, by a huge margin.
Highest Batting Average in MLB, 2010-2013 (min. 1,000 PAs):
1. Miguel Cabrera .339
2. Joey Votto .319
3. Joe Mauer .3174
4. Adrian Beltre .3167
5. Mike Trout .3160
Could Cabrera get through the entire decade of 2010-2019 leading the majors in all three categories? There’s a very, very long way to go for that to happen, and he’d probably have to be healthy and highly productive for years to come. But with nearly four of the ten seasons complete he’s certainly off to a good, solid start toward a decade triple crown.
Below is a table showing the MLB leaders in the triple crown categories in each of the last 11 full-decade periods, moving backward from the 2000 through 2009 decade through the 1900-1909 decade, which may provide a sense of how difficult a decade-Triple-Crown would be.
|Decade||HR Leader||HRs||RBI Leader||RBI||Batting Average Leader (min. 2,000 PAs)||BA|
|2000-2009||Alex Rodriguez||435||Alex Rodriguez||1,243||Albert Pujols||.334|
|1990-1999||Mark McGwire||405||Albert Belle||1,099||Tony Gwynn||.344|
|1980-1989||Mike Schmidt||313||Eddie Murray||996||Wade Boggs||.352|
|1970-1979||Willie Stargell||296||Johnny Bench||1,013||Rod Carew||.343|
|1960-1969||Harmon Killebrew||393||Hank Aaron||1,107||Roberto Clemente||.328|
|1950-1959||Duke Snider||326||Duke Snider||1,031||Ted Williams||.336|
|1940-1949||Ted Williams||234||Bob Elliott||903||Ted Williams||.356|
|1930-1939||Jimmie Foxx||415||Jimmie Foxx||1,403||Bill Terry||.352|
|1920-1929||Babe Ruth||467||Babe Ruth||1,338||Rogers Hornsby||.382|
|1910-1919||Gavvy Cravath||116||Ty Cobb||828||Ty Cobb||.387|
|1900-1909||Harry Davis||67||Honus Wagner||956||Honus Wagner||.352|
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