Tigers' Miguel Cabrera 15th player to win Triple Crown, first since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967

  • Article by: DAVE SKRETTA , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 4, 2012 - 6:47 AM
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QbikerOct. 3, 12 9:47 PM

Congrats to Miguel Cabrera! He seems like a class act. He made a mistake with his drunk driving charge, but he appears to be a changed man after his incident. Also, when the Tigers played the Twins, he was charging toward home plate and could have taken out Joe Mauer with a full speed charge, but he didn't and actually seemed to see if Joe Mauer was okay when they slightly collided at home plate. Great to see a nice guy win this incredible feat.

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firefly70Oct. 3, 1211:25 PM

Congratulations to Miguel Cabrera! I've always thought he was one of a handful of players who had the potential to win the batting Triple Crown. Glad to see he did it! Admittedly, when I see him, I think: "This is the type of hitter Justin Morneau could have been, had he not been injured and suffered concussions." (If you question this, just look at his MVP season and his 2010 season before he suffered his concussion) Morneau had/has the ability to hit for average, power, and drive in runs. I really think 2013 can be a very good year for Justin.

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toadspitOct. 4, 12 3:59 AM

Albert Pujols has put up these numbers before (specifically 2006) - he just didn't happen to be the leader in each category at the time. Not to take away anything from Cabrera, but the numbers aren't exactly as rare as the article would have you believe.

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comment229Oct. 4, 12 4:57 AM

And at least a couple people mentioned that they did not think he was good enough to win the MVP award for the American league. Really???!!!!!

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minneg56Oct. 4, 12 6:49 AM

Incredible Cabrera! The last time this happened - Yaz directly broke the hearts of Twins fans! It very well may be another half (give or take) century before this happens again and as @toadspit relates - a player may have numbers similar in the same season but everyone else's numbers have to line up too for this to happen. I'll likely be on the other side of the sod when this happens again! Hats off to the best offensive player in baseball!

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nomedsOct. 4, 12 6:55 AM

Wonder if anybody knows how Cabrera at age 19 almost became a Minnesota Twin.

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vlombardyOct. 4, 12 9:26 AM

Mantle in '56, Frank Robinson in '66, and Yaz in '67 made the Triple crown a fairly common event when I was a kid. After 45 years, Cabrera is clearly the MVP in my eyes.

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