With Cabrera’s recent success at the plate many are starting to talk about a possible repeat of the Triple Crown award he received last season. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the MLB’s Triple Crown, a player earns this award when they lead either the National or American League in three distinct categories; batting average, home runs and runs batted in (RBI). Although it might be easy for a player to lead in one of the three categories, it is extremely difficult to lead in all three. It’s so hard in fact that only 17 players have captured this award since Roger Hornsby won it for the first time back in 1922.
For a player like Miguel Cabrera to win the award once you say great job, nice season and move on. But if Miguel Cabrera were to win this award in back to back seasons, do you start to call him one of the greatest players to play the game? Do you put his name up there with the greats like Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson?
The Triple Crown talk was fueled even more after yesterday’s game against the Rangers where Cabrera belted three home runs and drove in five more RBI’s on the season. The three home run game was the second of his career with the last one dating back to 2010 against the Oakland A’s.