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In the end there were no heroics on the last day of the 2012 regular season. In fact Miguel Cabrera’s 2012 regular season campaign ended with somewhat of a whimper as he struck out in his only two at bats before being pulled from the game. However, he would enter the dugout, high five his teammates in the fourth inning with the knowledge that he had secured the American League Triple Crown.
For the record books Cabrera’s 2012 batting average was .330, he hit 44 home runs, and knocked in 139 runs to lead his league in the top three offensive categories and win the first AL Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967.
Before the game Tigers Manger Jim Leyland said this to the AP:
I would say without question he’s enjoyed it. How could you not enjoy what he’s done if you’re a baseball player? I would also add to that I doubt very much, knowing him, that he necessarily enjoys all the extra attention, and all the extra conversations he has to have, it’s kind of out of his realm in personality.
That is the real skinny of it Miguel is not a flashy guy or player. He quietly and simply goes about his business. Without a doubt this achievement cements his status as the best hitter in the game today, as well as punches his ticket to eventual enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Detroit TIgers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was confirmed as baseball's first Triple Crown winner since 1967 Wednesday night with an 0-for-2 performance that dropped his batting average a point to .330 to go with 44 home runs and 139 RBI. He got a standing ovation from the Kansas City crowd and Royals players when he came up to bat in the first inning, and he received a loud...
Miguel Cabrera is in demand. On Wednesday night, the Tigers third baseman secured the first Triple Crown in Major League Baseball in 45 years -- the last being Red Sox left fielder Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 -- finishing with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs. While his MVP candidacy is still up for debate, MLB decided to immediately cash in on the newly made history...
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Wednesday night, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera won Major League Baseball’s first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967.
After starting the regular season finale against Kansas City, Cabrera was lifted in the fourth inning as he went 0-2 on the night with a strike out.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to achieve the Triple Crown in the AL Central-champion Detroit Tigers' 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Cabrera went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, then left in the fourth inning of the regular-season finale. He received a standing ovation from the opposing fans.
He finished with...
This is what we know early Wednesday afternoon:
The Detroit Tigers have won the American League Central and will open the playoffs at home on Saturday, with Justin Verlander on the mound.
Miguel Cabrera is on the verge of winning baseball's first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat in 1967.
The only person really standing in Cabrera's way is Texas...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera had two hits, drove in two runs and pressed ever closer to the first Triple Crown in 45 years Tuesday night. Now, the question facing the Detroit Tigers star is whether to play in the regular-season finale against Kansas City.
Cabrera said he'd do what manager Jim Leyland asks of him. Leyland said he'll play Cabrera if he wants. It...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to win baseball's Triple Crown on Wednesday night, joining an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.
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Last night was a great night for Venezuelan Baseball.We all know the story by now, Miguel Cabrera is the first non-American born player to ever hit for the Triple Crown, and even when he didn’t have to – he went out and played in a meaningless game on the road, and had 2 at bats before Manager Jim Leyland took him out of the game. He deserves not only a ton of respect for his...