Cabrera Grabs 1st Triple Crown in 45 years…
October 4, 2012
Miguel Cabrera has slugged his way into the record books by becoming just the 12th player (1st Latino) in MLB history to win the Triple Crown. His 44 HRs, 139 RBIs, and .330 BA have carried the Detroit Tigers to the playoffs. This is quite an impressive feat considering the fact that not even the great hitters of the “Steroid Era” like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, or A-Rod, could accomplish what Cabrera did. Commissioner Bud Selig described it as “a remarkable achievement that places him amongst an elite few in all of baseball history. Miguel has long been one of the most accomplished hitters in the game, and this recognition is one that he will be able to cherish for the rest of his career.” Hopefully baseball will have enough sense to award him the AL MVP. Rookie Mike Trout has had a fantastic year, but Miguel Cabrera has put together a record setting performance this season. He has been the definition of Most Valuable Player.
What sad about this great accomplishment, is that it has gone largely unnoticed in sporting news headlines. It has taken a backseat to the NFL and its recent replacement ref controversy, and even the presidential election has cast a shadow over Cabrera’s feat.
After cementing his name in the record books, the only thing left for Miguel is to help the Detroit Tigers capture a World Series title. By moving from 1st base (his natural position) to 3rd to make room for free agent acquisition Prince Fielder, Cabrera proved he is all about winning.