Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/12
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Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera capped a Triple Crown season by collecting the American League Most Valuable Player award, which was announced Thursday. The Venezuela native was baseball's first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski won it in 1967. The last four Triple Crown winners also won the MVP award, which was voted by the Baseball Writers Association of America. "I don't believe it, I'm very excited," Cabrera told the MLB Network after winning the award. "I don't have any words to say how excited I am right now. "I never spent time (think about) winning because Mike Trout had an unbelievable season. I'm very surprised. ... I share this with all the fans in Detroit and all the fans in Venezuela." It marked the second year in a row that a Detroit player was selected as MVP. Last season, pitcher Justin Verlander won the honor after leading the league in wins, strikeouts and ERA. The 29-year-old Cabrera, who helped the Tigers to the World Series this se...
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