By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 3rd, 2012 at 11:30 PM EST
Major League Baseball has a new Triple Crown winner. Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers third baseman, went 0-for-2 in Wednesday’s finale against the Kansas City Royals.
Instead of risking Cabrera getting hurt or losing the Triple Crown, he was pulled from the game in the 4th inning.
After being pulled, he was still able to become the first triple crown winner since 1967 when Boston Red Sox’s Carl Yastrzemski won the American League batting, home run and RBI titles.
Cabrera had a .330 batting average, which was 4 points better than Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rookie outfielder Mike Trout. He also had 44 home runs and 139 RBI’s, which led all of baseball.
This is just the 13th triple crown in the modern era, dating back to 1903. Previous triple crown winners, besides Yastrzemski, includes Frank Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, and Ty Cobb.
Cabrera is expected to be in a tight battle with Trout for the American League MVP honors.
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