Carl Yastrzemski, Frank Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Ted Williams, Joe Medwick, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Chuck Klein, Rogers Hornsby, Nap Lajoie and the Tigers own Ty Cobb. All are members of the Baseball Hall of Fame and all are on the short list of Triple Crown winners since 1900.
This elite group is now joined by the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera who last night became just the 15th player and the first since 1967 to win the Triple Crown. The Tiger superstar led the American League with a .330 batting average, belted 44 homers and knocked in 139 RBIs, numbers made all the sweeter by the fact that they helped lead the Tigers to a second straight postseason berth.
Roar of the Tigers has three lovely crowns for Miguel Cabrera. The Freep has a roundup of what national writers are saying about Miguel. You can read the in-depth article on Cabrera’s feat on the Detroit Tigers website, see what Drew Sharp and Bob Wojnowski have to say and also check out quotes on Cabrera’s Triple Crown and a gallery of his 2012 highlights from the Freep.
photo credit: Miguel Cabrera by Keith Allison