KANSAS CITY, Mo. Prince Fielder giggled. Then again, there was a lot of that going around the Detroit clubhouse late Wednesday night.
With waves of cameras and tape recorders circling Miguel Cabrera on his historic, Triple-Crown clinching evening, a reporter approached the Tigers' burly first baseman, standing just two locker stalls away, with news: While holding down a front-row seat to watch history, Fielder had actually made a little piece of his own.
"Did I really?" Fielder chuckled after the Tigers' 1-0 victory over Kansas City, the contest that saw Cabrera nab baseball's first Triple Crown in 45 years. "What did I do?"
"You were the first guy since 1947 to hit regularly behind the league MVP one season, then hit behind the Triple-Crown winner the next," the reporter replied.
"Wow," Fielder said, allowing himself a grin. "That's good. Sweet. Sweet.
"Like I said, I'm just glad I'm able (to see it). I had the best seat in the house, so I got to watch it every night."