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Detroit Tigers’ third baseman Miguel Cabrera and San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey are the 2012 recipients of the Hank Aaron Award. This marks the first time in history that both winners were in the World Series.
The Hank Aaron award is named
“in honor of one of the greatest hitters and competitors of all-time, the Hank Aaron Awards recognize each league’s best all-around offensive performer,” Commissioner Bud Selig said. “Hank’s career will forever remain a model of excellence and consistency.”
The players are voted on by baseball fans and a special panel of Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, himself. This year’s voters were Aaron, Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount and Joe Morgan.
Cabrera finished the regular season with a .330 batting average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs. The .330 average were top marks in the American league en route to a second consecutive batting title. He also won the Majors’ first Triple Crown since 1967. He led the Majors with a .606 slugging
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Detroit Tigers third baseman/DH Miguel Cabrera received an awesome crown trophy from MLB for winning the Triple Crown in the American League during the 2012 season. The trophy is an actual crown, and it features a Detroit Tigers “D” on the front. The front says: “2012 American League Triple Crown presented by Major League Baseball to Miguel Cabrera.” The back is further...
DETROIT -- There were a lot of Hall of Famers in the house Saturday -- and a couple of award winners, too.
Hank Aaron was there to present the award named after him to Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey as the two most outstanding offensive players in each league.
Commissioner Bud Selig was also part of the ceremony.
"Miguel joined historic company this year by winning the game...
Because he won the Triple Crown this year, Miguel Cabrera got an actual crown in reward.
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While Giants and Tigers fans are hanging on every pitch, we here at Baseball Professor are kicking off our offseason fantasy baseball coverage. That’s right, for the next eight weeks we will be recapping everything that happened at each position in 2012. Here are the categories that we will be recapping:
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San Francisco closer Sergio Romo strikes out Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, looking, to finish off a Game 4 victory and the 2012 World Series title for the Giants via the sweep.
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