Roid-Rage: Why Hawk Harrelson didn't win 1968 Triple Crown

Roid-Rage: Why Hawk Harrelson didn't win 1968 Triple Crown
April 25, 2014, 11:15 am
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White Sox television broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson has always told it like it is.

Harrelson is notorious for sharing his opinions without having a filter, and it shouldn't be a shock when he says something completely off-the-wall.

It was no different on Thursday night when Harrelson was a guest on MLB Network's High Heat with Chris "Mad Dog" Russo.

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Harrelson let go of some feelings he had been sitting on for almost 50 years.

"Well in ’68, it was all because of Yaz,” Harrelson said. “Over the winter I had dedicated myself to — I said, ‘I’m gonna stick it up Carl’s behind in ’68.’ And that was my motivation. I was just going to go ahead and play as hard as I could and things worked out pretty good. In fact, I was going for the Triple Crown up until I got the hemorrhoids."

Deadspin.com pointed out Harrelson hit .297 with 31 home runs and 99 RBI though Aug. 15 of the 1968 season. After a bout with hemorrhoids, Harrelson went on to hit just .219 with four home runs and 10 RBI to close out the season.