Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Except even in the the old school era, winning the triple crown certainly didn't guarantee winning the MVP.
Which is where the team performance comes in.
Ted Williams, of course, famously lost the MVP in 1942 and 1947 (to Joe Gordon and Joe Dimaggio of the pennant-winning Yankees in each case), despite triple crown years.
He also lost in his .406 season to Dimaggio who had that 56 game hit streak with the, you guessed it, pennant winning Yankees.
Tigers have a shot at the division. Angels, don't.