Value Judgment

August 27, 2000

With a .360 average, 36 home runs and 112 RBIs through Sunday,
Carlos Delgado ranked among the top three in the American League
in each Triple Crown category. The numbers make Delgado a
leading MVP candidate but hardly a lock for that honor. Of nine
hitters in both leagues who finished among the top trio in those
categories since Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox won the last
Triple Crown, in 1967, six, including Dick Allen (left), were
named MVP.

--David Sabino

PLAYER, TEAM
SEASON AVG. (RANK) HRS (RANK) RBIS (RANK)

Billy Williams, Cubs
1972 .333 (1) 37 (3) 122 (2)
Dick Allen, White Sox[*]
1972 .308 (3) 37 (1) 113 (1)
George Foster, Reds[*]
1977 .320 (3) 52 (1) 149 (1)
Dave Parker, Pirates[*]
1978 .334 (1) 30 (3) 117 (2)
Jim Rice, Red Sox[*]
1978 .315 (3) 46 (1) 139 (1)
Jeff Bagwell, Astros[*]
1994 .368 (2) 39 (2) 116 (1)
Dante Bichette, Rockies
1995 .340 (3) 40 (1) 128 (1)
Larry Walker, Rockies[*]
1997 .366 (2) 49 (1) 130 (3)
Albert Belle, White Sox
1998 .328 (3) 49 (2) 152 (2)

[*]MVP winners in red

COLOR PHOTO: WALTER IOOSS JR.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)