Triple Crown Near Misses

Barry Bonds
Text: Cliff Corcoran
Photo: Brad Mangin/SI

Barry Bonds

Giants, 2002
.370 avg., 46 HR, 110 RBI's

Bonds set the single-season home run record in 2001, and in 2002 he was intentionally walked a then-record 68 times. All those walks likely robbed Bonds of the Triple Crown as he won the batting crown by 32 points over Larry Walker, but fell 18 RBIs short of Lance Berkman's NL-best mark of 128 and just three home runs shy of Sammy Sosa's league-leading total of 49.

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