List of Major League Baseball annual triples leaders
In baseball, a triple is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to advance all the way to third base, scoring each runner who was already on base, with no errors by the defensive team on the play. In Major League Baseball (MLB), a player in each league [L] is recognized for leading the league in triples. Only triples hit in a particular league count toward that league's seasonal lead.
The first triples champion in the National League was Ross Barnes; in the league's inaugural 1876 season, Barnes hit fourteen triples for the Chicago White Stockings. In 1901, the American League was established and led by two members of the Baltimore Orioles: Bill Keister and Jimmy Williams each had 21.
|1885||New York Metropolitans||21|
|1886||New York Metropolitans||31|
Cincinnati Red Stockings
St. Louis Browns
|1884||Cincinnati Outlaw Reds||12|
- L Recognized "major leagues" include the current American and National Leagues and several defunct leagues – the American Association, the Federal League, the Players' League, and the Union Association.
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- "Bill Keister Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
- "Jimmy Williams Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
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