Triple Crown Near Misses

George Foster
Text: Cliff Corcoran
Photo: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

George Foster

Reds, 1977
.320 avg., 52 HR, 149 RBI's

In 1977, George Foster became the only player between Willie Mays in 1965 and Cecil Fielder in 1990 to hit 50 home runs and had more RBIs than any other payer between Tommy Davis's 153 in 1962 and Andres Galarraga's 150 in 1996, but while he led a quarter century in both of those categories, he still fell 18 points shy of Dave Parker's NL-best .338 average.

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