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Sam Crawford (1899-1917)

Ironically, Crawford is the only player to ever hit more triples than Cobb. Crawford led the league in triples six times and hit a career-high 26 triples in 1914.

Crawford finished second in the MVP voting that season as he also hit .314 with 56 extra-base hits, 104 RBI and 74 runs in addition to the 26 triples.

His 309 career triples will likely stand the test of time, and Crawford also finished just shy of the 3,000 hit club with 2,961.

And like Cobb, Crawford was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.