By any measure, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is enjoying a historic 2022 season.
He is making a serious run at Roger Maris' American League single-season record of 61 homers, and thanks to a torrid hot streak in early September.
Judge has now inserted himself into the batting title race. The prodigious power and lofty average give Judge a shot at the Triple Crown.
Over in the National League, Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is making his own run at the Triple Crown.
Hall of Famers Jimmie Foxx (Athletics) and Chuck Klein (Phillies) did it in 1933. Judge and Goldschmidt have a chance, albeit a small one, to do it this year.
There has only been one Triple Crown winner in the last half-century and each of the last six Triple Crown winners have come from the American League.