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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Tri′ple Crown′(n.)

  1. an unofficial title held by a horse that wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.

    Category: Sport

  2. a usu. unofficial title held by someone who wins three major awards or championships in the same year.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. triple crown(noun)

    (horse racing) a title won by a horse that can win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness

  2. triple crown(adj)

    (baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runs

  3. triple-crown(adj)

    of a horse that has won the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness races

  4. triple-crown(adj)

    unofficial championship title for player who heads the league in batting average and home runs and runs batted in

Wiktionary

  1. triple crown(Noun)

    The three-tiered tiara formerly worn by Popes.

  2. triple crown(Noun)

    An award representing victory in three events, especially in horse-racing.

  3. Triple Crown(Noun)

    The feat of leading one's league in three key statistical categoriesu2014batting average, home runs, and RBI for hitters; wins, strikeouts, and ERA for pitchers

  4. Triple Crown(Noun)

    The three grandest or oldest open championships of the year

  5. Triple Crown(Noun)

    The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes

  6. Triple Crown(Noun)

    The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the 2,000 Guineas Stakes, Derby Stakes (aka "Epsom Derby"), and St. Leger Stakes

  7. Triple Crown(Noun)

    The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the Queen's Plate, Prince of Wales Stakes, and Breeders' Stakes

  8. Triple Crown(Noun)

    Victory by one of the Home Nations u2014 England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales u2014 over the other three in the annual Six Nations Championship.

Freebase

  1. Major League Baseball Triple Crown

    In Major League Baseball, a player earns the Triple Crown when he leads a league in three specific statistical categories. When used without a modifier, the Triple Crown generally refers to a batter who leads either the National or American leagues in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in over a full regular season. The Triple Crown epitomizes three separate attributes of a good hitter: hitting for average, hitting for power, and producing runs. It has been accomplished 17 times, most recently in 2012 with Miguel Cabrera producing the first such achievement in 45 years, after Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. The pitching Triple Crown is accomplished by a pitcher who leads the league in wins, strikeouts, and earned run average. The pitching Triple Crown has been accomplished 38 times, including 8 since 1997. Generally, the Triple Crown refers to leading a specific league such as the National League or the American League in these categories. However, if a player leads all of Major League Baseball in all three categories, he might be said to have captured a "Major League Triple Crown".

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