Frank Robinson And ‘The 1966 Major League Triple Crown’
The Triple Crown is quite possibly baseball’s greatest offensive accomplishment. And rare too – it has now been more than 40 years since the last time a player accomplished this feat.
And of the very few players that have reached these heights, my favorite is Frank Robinson. Traded in the offseason between the 1965 and 1966 seasons, Robinson was off to Baltimore to help the Orioles.
And what did he do during his debut campaign playing for the O’s?
He led the league in batting with his .316 average.
He led the league in RBI with 122.
And, he led the league in home runs with 49.
What a legend!!!