Since there's not a whole lot going on today, I figured I would throw out a trivia question. It's fun, you see.
The other day, my buddy and I were attempting to not work and going through old All-Star Game rosters. The topic of Jeff Burroughs came up, and I checked out his Baseball Reference page. That's when I noticed something at least somewhat interesting.
In 1974, Jeff Burroughs led the American League in RBI with 118.
In 1975, Jeff Burroughs led the American League in strikeouts with 155.
In 1978, then-Atlanta Brave Jeff Burroughs led the National League in walks with 117.
That struck me as an odd combination of statistics in which to lead a league. RBIs, walks and strikeouts? Those come from a few different genres of hitters.
So, being a dork, I cross-referenced all the MLB league leaders (AL and NL) in those three categories since 1939 (a relatively arbitrary year, to be certain). What I discovered is our trivia question for the day:
Since 1939, nine players have at one point in their career led a league in RBI, strikeouts and walks. Former Ranger great Jeff Burroughs is one; who are the other eight?
As always, no Googling or Baseball-Referencing or anything like that. Let's see how many the LSB community can get. I'll put up the answer at some point tonight.