Miguel Cabrera

First triple crown in 45 years

Can a horse now step up? While Thoroughbred racing has not seen a Triple Crown since 1978, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera won baseball's version of the mythic prize. Cabrera finished the regular season atop the American League in batting average (.330), home runs (44) and RBI (139), the first time a hitter led in all three categories since Carl Yastrzemski did it for the Boston Red Sox in 1967. Cabrera's past struggles with alcohol and Detroit's winning season--the Tigers finished first in the American League Central--made this historic feat even sweeter.

But it doesn't come without some controversy. Cabrera's...

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