Hitting for power and average are signs of a great hitter. There are few great hitters who can say they led their league in batting average, homeruns, and runs batted in one year. The Triple Crown is a feat rarely accomplished. It has been 1967 since baseball fans lasts witnessed such power and sweet hitting stroke that led all three Triple Crown categories. The player was Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox to last wear the Triple Crown.
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Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers numbers were .330 batting average, 44 homeruns, and 139 runs batted in. A Triple Crown did not come easy as Cabrera really had to sweat the Homerun Race until the last day of the season. His closest competition was Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers with 43 homers and Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees had 42. With his Triple Crown feat, Cabrera should easily jump to the top of American League MVP ballot.
Cabrera is low-key type person, and he let his bat make enough noise to be heard throughout the baseball. He is the 15th player to achieve the Triple Crown and it may be another forty plus years for it to happen again, but it is great to see when you can add to history as Cabrera has done. Cabrera has shown many baseball fans how complete of a hitter he is. The 2012 season will be forever remembered as the year that Miguel Cabrera achieved the Triple Crown.