The Triples Report

by Bill Chuck on October 2, 2013

Congratulations to Denard Span and Brett Gardner who won the Triples Crown in their respective leagues.

Top 10

2013 Triples Leaders

Rk Player 3B Tm Lg G PA AB
1 Denard Span 11 WSN NL 153 662 610
2 Brett Gardner 10 NYY AL 145 609 539
3 Carlos Gomez 10 MIL NL 147 590 536
4 Starling Marte 10 PIT NL 135 566 510
5 Jean Segura 10 MIL NL 146 623 588
6 Mike Trout 9 LAA AL 157 716 589
7 Stephen Drew 8 BOS AL 124 501 442
8 Jacoby Ellsbury 8 BOS AL 134 636 577
9 Adeiny Hechavarria 8 MIA NL 148 578 543
10 Will Venable 8 SDP NL 151 515 481
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Generated 10/1/2013.

Nationals/Expos who have led the NL in triples

Player 3B Year Tm G PA AB
Mitch Webster 13 1986 MON 151 645 576
Rodney Scott 13 1980 MON 154 655 567
Denard Span 11 2013 WSN 153 662 610
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Yankees who have led the AL in triples

Gardner is the first Yankee to lead the league in triples since 1957.

Player 3B Year Tm G PA AB
Earle Combs 23 1927 NYY 152 725 648
Snuffy Stirnweiss 22 1945 NYY 152 718 632
Earle Combs 22 1930 NYY 137 617 532
Earle Combs 21 1928 NYY 149 709 626
Jimmy Williams 21 1902 BLA 125 545 498
Bill Keister 21 1901 BLA 115 472 442
Jimmy Williams 21 1901 BLA 130 568 501
Lou Gehrig 20 1926 NYY 155 696 572
Wally Pipp 19 1924 NYY 153 663 589
Johnny Lindell 16 1944 NYY 149 646 594
Snuffy Stirnweiss 16 1944 NYY 154 723 643
Joe DiMaggio 15 1936 NYY 138 669 637
Red Rolfe 15 1936 NYY 135 646 568
Tommy Henrich 14 1948 NYY 146 674 588
Tommy Henrich 13 1947 NYY 142 629 550
Ben Chapman 13 1934 NYY 149 665 588
Johnny Lindell 12 1943 NYY 122 500 441
Andy Carey 11 1955 NYY 135 570 510
Mickey Mantle 11 1955 NYY 147 638 517
Brett Gardner 10 2013 NYY 145 609 539
Hank Bauer 9 1957 NYY 137 535 479
Gil McDougald 9 1957 NYY 141 625 539
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Only Five

There were only five players with 10+ triples this season: Brett Gardner, Carlos Gomez, Starling Marte, Jean Segura, and Denard Span.

This was tied for the 12th fewest season with 10+ triples hitters on record:

Only seven Mariners tripled

Only seven different Seattle Mariners hit triples in 2013: Dustin Ackley, Nick Franklin, Raul Ibanez, Brad Miller, Jesus Montero, Michael Saunders, and Kyle Seager. That’s the fewest triplers for any team. The Mariners in 2004 also only had seven different triples hitter. The Diamondbacks led the majors with 15 players with at least one triple.

Major league teams averaged 26 triples

Tm 3B ▾
MIL 43
LAA 39
COL 36
PIT 35
SFG 35
KCR 34
NYM 32
PHI 32
ARI 31
MIA 31
BOS 29
WSN 27
SDP 26
OAK 25
NYY 24
TOR 24
CLE 23
DET 23
TBR 23
TEX 23
ATL 21
CIN 20
STL 20
CHW 19
CHC 18
LAD 17
SEA 17
HOU 16
MIN 15
BAL 14
772
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Generated 10/2/2013.

Teams that had multi-triples games

Rk Tm # W L 3B
1 PHI 6 6 0 12
2 COL 6 4 2 13
3 MIL 5 4 1 12
4 SFG 4 4 0 9
5 PIT 4 3 1 11
6 KCR 4 4 0 8
7 NYM 3 3 0 6
8 MIA 3 1 2 6
9 LAA 3 2 1 6
10 HOU 3 2 1 7
11 CHW 3 1 2 6
12 CHC 3 3 0 6
13 WSN 2 2 0 4
14 TEX 2 2 0 5
15 SEA 2 1 1 4
16 OAK 2 2 0 5
17 BOS 2 2 0 4
18 ATL 2 2 0 5
19 ARI 2 2 0 4
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Ten players had a game with two triples

Nine to Know

2013 – Most PA without a triple

Carlos Beltran

Players with seasons with at least one triple since 1998

Let’s hear it for Carlos Beltran!

Beltran made his MLB debut on September 14, 1998 and has managed to have at least one triple in every season he has played including three triples this season.

Rk Yrs From To
1 Carlos Beltran 16 1998 2013
2 Jimmy Rollins 14 2000 2013
3 Raul Ibanez 14 1998 2013
4 Todd Helton 14 1998 2013
5 Michael Young 13 2001 2013
6 Ichiro Suzuki 13 2001 2013
7 Juan Pierre 13 2001 2013
8 David Ortiz 13 2000 2013
9 Lance Berkman 13 2000 2013
10 Torii Hunter 13 1999 2013
11 Derek Jeter 13 1998 2011
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Generated 10/2/2013.

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