Thursday, October 4, 2012

Triple Crown!

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
EnlargeOrlin Wagner/AP
The Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera became a baseball legend last night: He took the first Triple Crown in 45 years and joined the likes of Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle as the 15th player in history to win it.
The stats that got him the most coveted mantle for a hitter? A .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs. Boston's Carl Yastrzemski was the last player to achieve the feat back in 1967.
The AP reports that once the moment became official at the end of the baseball season, Tigers manager Jim Leyland had tears in his eyes and clubs general manager Dave Dombrowski reminded people to savor the moment.
The AP adds:
"Cabrera had slipped away Wednesday night to the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium where he waited out the final moments in his bid for the Triple Crown. Once everything transpired, all the other possibilities played out, he could finally revel in the feat.
"'It was like, everybody said to me it was unbelievable,' said Cabrera, who was joined in the clubhouse by Prince FielderJustin Verlanderand a few other teammates. 'They were excited to see this, enjoy this, be a part of something big, and winning, I feel better.'"

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