No hitter has won baseball's Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. You probably knew that already.
Here, though, is an even more telling piece of information about one of the hardest achievements in professional sports: Until Detroit's Miguel Cabrera recently held the American League lead in batting average, home runs and RBI, only one player since Yaz -- Dick Allen in 1972 -- had been atop all three categories in the month of September, according to STATS LLC.
Let that marinate for a moment: Cabrera is only the second person in nearly a half-century to be in Triple Crown position during the season's final month.
"It's so hard," said Al Kaline, the Hall of Famer who challenged Yastrzemski for the '67 batting title before finishing third. "You think about power ... Back when I played, there were big, strong power guys who didn't hit for average -- pull hitters, (Harmon) Killebrews, guys of that nature.
"To see Miguel ... I don't even want to classify him as a power hitter....