Thursday, October 4, 2012

Latino Miguel Cabrera becomes First Player since 1967 to win Triple Crown!

In 2012, the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera became the first player since 1967 to win the Triple Crown. Cabrera led the American League with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs, and 139 RBIs.
Miguel was born on April 18, 1983 in Venezuela. All of his life, he aspired to be an exceptional baseball player. Miguel bats and throws right handed. He has played first base, left field and right field as well as designated hitter. He currently plays 3rd base. He is a seven-times All Star.
On April 27, Cabrera collected his 1,000th RBI against the New York Yankees. He is one of the few players in league history to reach this plateau before their 30th birthday, joining the likes of Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols and Lou Gehrig.
On August 15, Cabrera became the first player in Detroit Tigers history to hit 30 home runs in five consecutive seasons passing Hank Greenberg (1937–40) and Cecil Fielder (1990–93) who each had four consecutive 30 home run seasons. [30] This also marked the 8th time in the last 9 seasons overall that Cabrera has reached the 30 home run mark.
Cabrera was voted the American League Player of the Month for August. Cabrera batted .357 with six doubles, eight home runs, 24 RBIs, 19 runs scored and 12 walks in 26 games. This was the second time that Cabrera was named player of the month for the Tigers as he joined Alan Trammell as the only Tigers to win the award more than once.
Cabrera won the Triple Crown, finishing the season with an AL-leading 44 home runs, 139 RBIs, and .330 batting average. He became the first batter to win a Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Cabrera became the first player to win it without a tie in any of the three categories since Frank Robinson in 1966 and the first Latin American player to win a Triple Crown. Cabrera also had his first 200-hit season, having hit safely 205 times.

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