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No. 7: Cabrera Wins Triple Crown

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two run home run against Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants in the third inning during Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 28: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two run home run against Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants in the third inning during Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Long regarded as the holy grail of Major League Baseball offensive statistics, batting average, home runs and runs batted in are considered the “triple crown” categories.

In 1967, Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski led the American League in those three categories, taking home the triple crown. It wasn’t the first time a player had accomplished the feat, but it was the last time … until Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera did so this past season.

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