Pujols pushing for Triple Crown history

King Albert leads the NL in homers and RBIs and ranks second in batting average

Originally Published: July 20, 2009
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Albert Pujols has won two MVP awards and is shooting for a third this season. He also is unanimously considered the best player in baseball, and now he has a chance to win the Triple Crown.

There's a reason no one has won the Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat in 1967 and, in the National League, since Joe Medwick in 1937: It's really hard to do, perhaps harder than ever.

How hard? It has been done only 13 times since 1900: Nap Lajoie (1901), Ty Cobb (1909), ...

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