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Sam Crawford (1899-1917)
Crawford might as well be nicknamed Mr. Triple.
He led the league in triples six times and hit a career-high 26 triples in 1914. He finished second in the MVP voting that season as he also hit .314 with 56 extra-base hits, 104 RBI and 74 runs.
Crawford still owns the career record with 309 triples, which will probably never be broken. He is the only player to have more triples than Cobb. Crawford also finished just shy of the 3,000 hit club with 2,961.
Like Cobb, Crawford was a member the three AL Pennant teams from 1907-1909. Crawford was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1957.