Originally posted on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 9/20/12
There are a number of players who will be chasing prestigious Major League Baseball records over the next ten days, and one of those players might achieve something that hasn't been done in almost a half century.First, let's talk pitchers. On Saturday September 22nd Washington Nationals starter Geo Gonzalez (19-8) will go for his 20th win-- an achievement reached by only 11 pitchers over the previous five years. Three other pitchers also have an outside shot at 20 wins: the Mets' R.A. Dickey (18-6), the Angels' Jered Weaver (18-4), and Tampa Bay's David Price (18-5). With 196 strikeouts Gonzalez also looks like a lock to surpass 200 strikeouts.The potentially historic moment involves Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who could become the first player in 45 years to win the illusive Triple Crown-- leading either League in battting average, RBI, and home runs. Boston left fielder Carl Yastrzemski was the last player to win a Triple Crown, in 1967. Only 15 players in the his...
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