DETROIT Miguel Cabrera is chasing ghosts by threatening the records of the greatest players the game has ever known.
To me even more significant than pursuing Triple Crowns in back-to-back seasons is challenging the games single-season record for knocking in runs.
And the reason he could succeed in breaking that record is because hes teaming with Prince Fielder in approaching the top run-producing seasons Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig put together in tandem.
The individual single-season record is held by Lewis Hack Wilson, who totaled 191 RBIs as a center fielder for the 1930 Chicago Cubs. I ran that total by Cabrera before Tuesday nights game with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Thats a lot man! said Cabrera, shaking his head and smiling.
Cabrera is on pace to drive in 188 runs this season, and could challenge Wilson. I asked him if he thought he could surpass Wilson.
Thats impossible, he said in a serious tone. Just impossible, man.
Cabrera said that RBIs mean more to him than any other ...