Via Larry Brown Sports:
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, golden baseball on the top, and is lined with purple cloth.
The front of Cabrera’s trophy says: “2012 American League Triple Crown presented by Major League Baseball to Miguel Cabrera.”
Cabrera was presented with the trophy prior to Game 3 of the World Series in Detroit. Commissioner Bud Selig and former Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson presented him with the award. He also won the Hank Aaron Award for Most Outstanding Player in the American League, while Giants catcher Buster Posey received the honor for the National League.
“I want to congratulate Miguel on his magnificent year and winning the Triple Crown,” Selig said,via MLB.com. “Hard to believe it was 45 years since Carl Yastrzemski won it, and the year before our friend Frank Robinson. So it’s a really momentous year.”
The back is further customized to reflect Cabrera’s statistics:
Cabrera’s league-leading .330 batting average, 44 home runs, and 139 RBIs are engraved on the crown’s rim.
As far as trophies for individual accomplishments go, it doesn’t get much better than that. Cabrera should be beaming with pride for receiving that crown. Of course, Mike Trout still deserves MVP, but that’s a whole other debate.
Photos via Darren Rovell 1, 2