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Albert Pujols Is Already Baseball Royalty, But Can He Claim the Crown?

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Major League Baseball doesn't hand out much hardware in April. Unless you're gunning for Cactus League prizes, you can't collect a batting title or a Gold Glove in spring.

And you certainly can't win a Triple Crown.

So it's a little early to put Albert Pujols and his National League best home run and RBI totals on 'round-the-clock-watch.

And Carl Yastremski—the last man to top either league in batting, homers and RBI all at once—doesn't have to worry about recording a congratulatory message for the Busch Stadium Jumbotron just yet.

Indeed, projecting a Triple Crown winner is almost always a losing proposition. It's the most rare of baseball accomplishments: The game has seen more perfe...

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