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Matt Shepard of WDFN in Detroit joins Fox Sports Tonight to discuss Miguel Cabrera's quest for the Triple Crown.
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The members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) definitely have their work cut out for them when it comes to picking this year’s American League recipient of the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Memorial Baseball Award, better known as the Most Valuable Player award. For me, the case is undeniably murky. Still, if I had a vote to submit, I would lean ever-so-slightly...
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer to move into at least a tie
for the lead in all three triple crown categories and Justin
Verlander struck out eight in seven innings to help the Detroit
Tigers stay in front in the AL Central with a 6-4 victory over the
Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
Miguel Cabrera is batting .326, he has hit 42 home runs, and has 133 RBIs. These numbers are particularly significant this season as they give him a legitimate chance at being the first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Cabrera leads the American League in both batting average and RBIs, but trails Josh Hamilton by one home run. So Cabrera sounds like a lock...
No hitter has won baseballs Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. You probably knew that already.
Here, though, is an even more telling piece of information about one of the hardest achievements in professional sports: Until Detroits Miguel Cabrera recently held the American League lead in batting average, home runs and RBI, only one player since Yaz Dick Allen in 1972 ...
One week from today, we'll know.
We'll know if baseball stages an encore to last year's Game 162 magic.
We'll know if Miguel Cabrera becomes the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years.
We'll know if the storybook seasons of the A's and Orioles stretch into the playoffs.
We'll know if the Angels or Rays shatter the odds and snare a wild-card berth.
Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout. The AL MVP race is pretty much a two-horse race at this point. It’s the explosive rookie phenom vs. the man chasing the elusive Triple Crown. Those who decry baseball as “boring” would be hard pressed to explain the tension present in this sudden rivalry. Almost overnight, it seems every sports media outlet in existence has their cameras trained...
The Detroit Tigers’ pursuit of a second straight Central Division title took a major step forward on Saturday afternoon. Miguel Cabrera hit a big three run home run and the pitching staff did just enough to hang on, downing the … Continue reading →
By ANTHONY ANDROFOXSportsSouthwest.com
ARLINGTON, Texas The only person standing between Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and a Triple Crown is pulling for the Tigers' slugger to be the first to achieve the milestone since 1967.
That doesn't mean Josh Hamilton plans to go into a power funk though.
Cabrera started the day leading the American League in batting average and...
The WAR (Wins Above Replacement) has been a very popular and controversial stat this year, especially when given the argument over who should be the AL MVP, Mike Trout of the Angles or our own Miguel Cabrera. Now if your asking yourself what exactly is the WAR statistic FanGraphs describes it as such…
WAR basically looks at a player and asks the question, “If this player got...
On an edition of SportsCenter Wednesday afternoon, Rob Parker and Keith Law had a debate about the AL MVP award. I can't find any video online to share the ridiculousness, but essentially, Law provided rational arguments arguing for Mike Trout while Parker took a page from the Skip Bayless book and made his point in favor of Miguel Cabrera by being loud.
BOSTON (AP) -- Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski thinks that being in a pennant race will help Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in his attempt to win the Triple Crown.
And Yaz should know: He's the last player to lead his league in batting average, homers and RBIs in the same season.
"In 67, the Triple Crown was never even mentioned once," Yastrzemski said Wednesday...