Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14

MIAMI - OCTOBER 22: Right fielder Miguel Cabrera #20 of the Florida Marlins hits the ball during game four of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Yankees on October 22, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Marlins won 4-3 in 12 innings. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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No hitter has won baseball's Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. You probably knew that already. Here, though, is an even more telling piece of information about one of the hardest achievements in professional sports: Until Detroit's Miguel Cabrera recently held the American League lead in batting average, home runs and RBI, only one player since Yaz -- Dick Allen in 1972 -- had been atop all three categories in the month of September, according to STATS LLC. Let that marinate for a moment: Cabrera is only the second person in nearly a half-century to be in Triple Crown position during the season's final month. "It's so hard," said Al Kaline, the Hall of Famer who challenged Yastrzemski for the '67 batting title before finishing third. "You think about power ... Back when I played, there were big, strong power guys who didn't hit for average -- pull hitters, (Harmon) Killebrews, guys of that nature. "To see Miguel ... I don't even want to classify him as a power hitter....
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