The 2008 Redmond Readers' Choice Awards: Other Triple Crown Winners

Facts about other famous Triple Crowns.

In American thoroughbred racing, a horse wins the Triple Crown if it wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes all in the same year.

The first two crowns in the Triple Crown of Motorsport (won over an entire career, not in one year alone) are the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans; the third is considered either the Formula One World Championship or the Grand Prix of Monaco. By either measure, the only driver to ever win a Triple Crown is the late Englishman, Graham Hill.

Horse racing triple crowns also exist in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador and Venezuela.

In baseball, a player who leads the league in batting average, RBI and home runs in the same season wins the Triple Crown. The last man to win Major League Baseball's Triple Crown was Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox in 1967.
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