Thursday, October 4, 2012

Miguel Cabrera wins Triple Crown

No, not in horseracing.

A few days before it became official, my fiance and I were trying to figure out what stats an MLB player had to be #1 in to win the Triple Crown title - for two baseball fans, we were pretty clueless. I think I got two out of three. But maybe that just goes to show that it really has been 45 years since the last Triple Crown winner. Neither of us was born yet in 1967, so how would we know? That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

Anyway, a player has to rank #1 in batting average, homers, and runs batted in (RBIs). Melky Cabrera's suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs (uh, don't even get me started on that) may have helped pave the way for the other Cabrera's win, since at the time of his suspension, Melky had the highest batting average, but the Tigers' Cabrera has always been a force to be reckoned with on the field, so congrats to him on his accomplishment - he's not a Yankee, but I appreciate well-rounded excellence wherever it can be found.

Oh, and congrats to the Yankees, too, for FINALLY clinching the AL East Division...

The first round of Wild Card games (1-game playoff) will be tomorrow Oct. 5 between Baltimore-Texas and St. Louis-Atlanta. Division series playoffs begin Saturday Oct. 6 - be there!!

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