Miguel Cabrera, the former Florida Marlin, and current Detroit Tiger, achieved baseball’s greatest accomplishment last night by being awarded the Triple Crown. Miguel is an unbelievable talent. The guy can hit for power, average, and bring in runs on a consistent basis.
I was a huge baseball fan growing up and I remember his Major League debut in Miami. His very first game as a member of the Marlins, he hit a walk-off home run to start his career. A walk-off home run in your first game? After that game, I knew we had something special, but I never thought we would let him walk away for basically nothing in return.
Cabrera joins baseball’s most exclusive club with hall of famers such as Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle and Frank Robinson, who called it “an incredible accomplishment for a gifted young man, and Miguel should be proud of his all-around excellence and consistency throughout the season.” Miguel Cabrera finished the regular-season hitting an AVG of .330 with 44 homers and 139 RBIs, leading the American League in all three major statistical categories, making him just the 15th player to achieve the Triple Crown and the first since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. His career is only going to get better, Miguel is only 29 years old and he got his first major league contract at 16.