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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.
The one thing thats going to help (Cabrer...
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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...
I have to admit, I never thought I would live to see a Triple Crown winner in Major League Baseball.
On this night, Miguel Cabrera becomes the first man in baseball to win it since Carl Yastremski in 1967.
Cabrera polished off a .330, 44 home run, 139 RBI season. And I didn’t own him on any fantasy teams. What a joy that must have been.
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.
Cabrera though finished the season with 44 home runs, 139 RBIs and a .330 batting average...
Miguel Cabrera wrapped up the American League Triple Crown, becoming the first player to do so since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Continue reading →
Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.
Gerald Laird added a bases-loaded double, Rick Porcello (10-12) pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and Jhonny Peralta went deep off Bruce Chen (11-14) to help Detroit reach the postseason in...
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) -- Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.
Gerald Laird added a bases-loaded double, Rick Porcello (10-12) pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and Jhonny Peralta went deep off Bruce Chen (11-14) to help Detroit...
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.
Cabrera's milestone wasn't official until the Yankees pinch hit for Curtis Granderson in their game against the Boston Red Sox. Granderson had homered...