On the track, I'll Have Another moved within one race win of earning the Triple Crown by winning Saturday's Preakness. Meanwhile, on the diamond, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton continues to lead the American League in home runs, RBIs and batting average.
Could it be possible that we see two Triple Crowns in the same year?
I'll Have Another would become the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in the same season since Affirmed accomplished the feat in 1978. If Hamilton were to finish with the league's highest dinger, RBI and average totals, he'd represent baseball's first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski managed to do it for the Red Sox in 1967.
Baseball has seen 15 Triple Crowns in its illustrious history, with Ted Williams and Rogers Hornsby earning the honor twice. Horse racing, which has seen a number of near misses in recent years, has featured 11 Triple Crown winners.
Since I'll Have Another only needs one more race win, it may be easier for the horse to win that sport's Triple Crown than it will be for Hamilton to keep up his pace and obtain baseball's Triple Crown. But when starting up any given season, each seems far-fetched. That's why this year has the potential to be special.
But which sport's Triple Crown is harder to obtain?