View Full Version : Miguel Cabrera Earns Baseballs Coveted and Illusive Triple Crown

10-05-2012, 06:24 PM
It's been 45 years. I remember Yaz winning it in 67.

From CBS News (
Miguel Cabrera became the 15th player to win baseball's Triple Crown on
Wednesday night, the reluctant superstar thrust into the spotlight after
joining an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou

Cabrera's milestone wasn't official until the Yankees pinch hit for Curtis
Granderson in their game against the Boston Red Sox. Granderson had
homered twice to reach 43 for the year, tied with the Rangers' Josh
Hamilton and one shy of Cabrera.

Cabrera went 0 for 2 against the Royals before leaving in the fourth
inning to a standing ovation. He finished the regular season with a .330
average, four points better the Angels' Mike Trout, his biggest competition
for MVP. Cabrera was the runaway leader with 139 RBIs.

Boston's Carl Yastrzemski was the previous player to achieve the Triple
Crown in 1967.

10-05-2012, 06:43 PM
Congratulations to Miguel Cabrera! He had to work extra hard in his personal life to even have the oppurtunity to achieve this.

10-05-2012, 06:50 PM
It was great to see him win this. Go Tigers! :)

10-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Congratulations to Miguel Cabrera! He had to work extra hard in his personal
life to even have the opportunity to achieve this.
Soooo right!
EARNING this award is not easy. One must be the best of the best of the
best of the best...

10-05-2012, 07:30 PM
It was great to see him win this. Go Tigers! :)
Al Kaline came close in '56 but Mantle was on his best game ever.

10-08-2012, 07:46 AM
He had a great season, but he's a horrible baserunner and horrible defender. Mike Trout had by far the best season in the A.L., doing things that had NEVER been done. Unfortunately, the baseball "traditionalists" only care about RBI's, which is a highly flawed stat that depends too much on opportunities created by your teammates. Virtually every advanced metric and analysis (combines batting, baserunning, and fielding)quickly shows that Trout, Cano, and even Verlander (if you want to go pitchers) all had more productive years in the AL.

In the NL, Braun, McCutchen, Posey, Headley, and Wright were better. Again, this factors in BASERUNNING and DEFENSE.

Baserunning is NOT only stolen bases. It's going from first to third on singles, scoring from first on doubles, tagging on shallow fly balls, etc....

Defense is NOT judged by fielding %. A statue can have a great fielding % if they only field the balls right at them. A statue might field one ball and have a fielding % of 1.00. On the other hand, a great fielder might only have a fielding % of 0.700, but they fielded the same ball as the statue, but got to 9 other balls the statue couldn't and made 3 throwing errors on those difficult throws. Yes, the good fielder made 3 errors, but he also made 6 extra outs that the statue couldn't.

Metrics show that Cabrera cost his team runs/wins with poor baserunning and fielding.