DETROIT -- Two generations have passed since somebody last won baseballs Triple Crown.
That 45-year absence since Carl Yastrzemski captured it with a long-shot champion Red Sox team has heightened the anticipation as Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera chases it.
Yastrzemski clinched it on the same sunny Fenway Park afternoon in 1967 that his team beat the Twins to win the American League pennant -- although Yaz and his teammates had to wait at the ballpark after their triumph to see if the Tigers could force a one-game playoff by winning the second game of a doubleheader with the Angels.
The Red Sox popped the champagne corks after hearing that Tigers second baseman Dick McAuliffe hit into a season-ending double play.
As for the Triple Crown celebration, Yaz -- speaking at an All-Fenway Team celebration last week -- said that his personal title received so little attention that nobody asked him about it on the final day of the season.
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