cbs4 My 33 Header Logo

Marlins

Fmr. Marlin Miguel Cabrera Wins Triple Crown

View Comments
Miguel Cabrera

KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 3: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers waves his cap to the crowd as he leaves a game against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium on October 3, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. Cabrera is attempting to become the first player since 1967 to win the Triple Crown. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Marlins Central
Shop for Marlins Gear
Buy Marlins Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Miami Marlins

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former Marlins star Miguel Cabrera, now of the Detroit Tigers, completed a feat Wednesday night that was 161 games in the making. Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to win the Triple Crown.

The Triple Crown goes to a player who leads a league in home runs, batting average, and runs batted in. Cabrera was playing against the Kansas City Royals and finished 0-2 with a strikeout before being pulled from the game in the fourth inning. The Kansas City crowd gave Cabrera a standing ovation.

Cabrera finished the season with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs, and 139 runs batted in. Angels rookie Mike Trout finished the season second in hitting at .326.

The last player to win the Triple Crown was Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. He finished the season with a .326 average, 44 home runs, and 121 RBI’s.

Cabrera started his career with the Marlins until he was traded for a group of player who never contributed to the Marlins and only one contributed at the major league level, Cameron Maybin, who now plays for the San Diego Padres.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,475 other followers