Miguel Cabrera Wins Baseball’s Triple Crown
Baseball had back to back triple crown winners when Frank Robinson of Baltimore and Carl Yastrzemski of Boston did it in 1966 and 1967.
And then baseball didn’t have another one….until now.
The Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera officially accomplished the feat yesterday, finishing as the league leader in batting average, home runs and runs batted in.
Cabrera is only the 15th player to ever win the award and joins names like Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig and Ted Williams.
Cabrera wound up with a batting average of .330 with 44 home runs and 130 RBI.
Cabrera went 0-2 last night before being removed after the fourth inning. His batting average was four points higher than Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout. He hit one more home run than the Yankees’ Curtis Granderson and Texas’ Josh Hamilton. He was the runaway winner in the RBI race.