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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION
Since 1933, there have been nine triple crown winners (league leader in average, home runs and runs batted in). Four of them did not win their league's MVP Award that season. Name them?
LAST WEEK"S QUESTION
Name the three players whose last name is three letters long and have reached 40 home runs in one season.
LAST WEEK"S ANSWER
Derek Lee, Jermaine Dye and Mel Ott.
Here are all 35-plus HR seasons by such players.
|Derek Lee||46 (2005), 35 (2009)|
|Jermaine Dye||44 (2006)|
|Mel Ott||42 (1929), 38 (1932), 36 (1938), 35 (1934)|
|Lee May||39 (1971), 38 (1969)|
|Carlos Lee||37 (2006)|
|Jason Bay||36 (2009), 35 (2006)|