Miguel Cabrera hit the following this this year and won the AL Triple Crown:
- 44 HRs
- .330 AVG
- 139 RBI
Since 1967 when Carl Yastrzemski achieve the last triple crown, 3 players have put up equal or better numbers in all 3 categories and none won the triple crown. Manny was the only hitter to league the league in a stats and that was RBIs.
Here is how each ended up in the MVP voting:
- Pujols – 2nd behind Ryan Howard
- Helton – 9th behind Bonds, Sosa, Gonzalez, Pujols, Berkman, Green, Bagwell and C. Jones
- Ramirez – 3rd behind Rodriquez and Martinez and tied with Alomar.