Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/4/13
The game of baseball has had great hitters like Frank Robinson, Chuck Klein, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, Joe Medwick, and Lou Gehrig. These players were all great hitters and they also have another thing in common, this is they are all former Triple Crown winners. However, there is one thing that all these great players never accomplished in their career, and that was they never earned the award in consecutive seasons. The history of baseball has not had any player ever accomplish this. The Detroit Tigers have a player that has an opportunity to rewrite history and go down as one of the greatest right-handed hitters with his play this season. Miguel Cabrera became just the 17th player to win the award last season and the first one since Carl Yastrzemski did it 1967. Rogers Hornsby and Ted Williams are the only batters to have earned it twice. This is without a doubt one of the hardest awards for any baseball player to earn. For those of you that don’t know what it takes to earn this prest...
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