Miguel Cabrera Wears the (Triple) Crown

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera has etched his name alongside some of baseball's greats, taking his place among men like Ted Williams, Rogers Hornsby, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle and Lou Gehrig. Despite going 0-for-2 and getting pulled after the third inning, Cabrera finished the season with a .330 batting average, 139 RBI and 44 home runs, each of which is good enough to lead the American League, thereby making him the first man in 45 years to win the Triple Crown. Cabrera is now one of just 12 men who've won the Triple Crown a total of 14 times, with Ted Williams and Rogers Hornsby the only two ever to do it twice. Lest you think it makes Cabrera a slam dunk for the MVP, consider that since the advent of the MVP, there have been five times that a player won the Crown, but not the MVP.

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