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.
Miguel Cabrera had his chance with the bases loaded. Instead, he ended up standing alone near third base with his hands on his hips.
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Miguel Cabrera, third baseman for the Detroit Tigers, has been named the Player of the Year within SN’s 2012 MLB Awards, presented by Gillette Odor Shield.
Miguel Cabrera has his Triple Crown. MVP award, maybe not.
The only two living winners of the Triple Crown, Hall of Famers Frank Robinson (1966) and Carl Yastrzemski (1967), issued the following statements tonight regarding Miguel Cabrera’s finishing the 2012 regular season as the American League’s leader in batting average (.330), home runs (44) and RBI (139).
Miguel Cabrera practically had the Triple Crown sewn up entering the season’s final game Wednesday, but that didn’t stop Tigers manager Jim Leyland from doing his homework and making sure nothing was left to chance.
Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to achieve the Triple Crown in the AL Central-champion Detroit Tigers’ 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
With a division title on the line, Cabrera raised his game during the most crucial part of the year, hitting .357 in the month of August with eight home runs, 24 RBI and an OPS of 1.092.
Those of us hoping to see Tiger nation rally around the AL Central Champs were living in a fantasy world.