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It took 45 years, and thousands of baseball moments, but on last night on regular season baseball for the 2012 , Miguel Cabrera of the Detriot Tigers won the Triple Crown leading the American League in homeruns, RBI's, and batting average. The last player to win the coveted honor was Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 while leading the Boston Red Sox to the World Series in the same year.  Cabrera lead his Tigers to the playoffs winning the American League Central Division, then the ALCS, only to lose to the Giants in the World Series. Cabrera is only the 15th player in baseball history to hit for the Triple Crown. His name will forever be listed to the likes of Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, and Lou Gehrig to name a few. That's pretty good company.  In a quote from Cabrera he thanked GOD for giving him the chance to complete this, and sited it as a “dream come true.”   Why has it taken 45 years for anybody to complete this task? Good question. With some of the biggest names i...
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