The Miguel Cabrera Triple Crown Encore Report

by Bill Chuck on August 28, 2013

Let’s start by re-stating what everyone will be repeating for the final month of the season:

No player in major league history has ever won the Triple Crown in consecutive seasons.

In fact, there hasn’t even been one of the 16 previous Triple Crown winners who has led his league in two categories the next season.

The Triple Crown Race

Batting average

Rk Player BA Tm
1 Miguel Cabrera .357 DET
2 Mike Trout .331 LAA
3 Adrian Beltre .326 TEX
4 Joe Mauer .324 MIN
5 David Ortiz .316 BOS
6 Jhonny Peralta .305 DET
7 Torii Hunter .305 DET
8 Robinson Cano .305 NYY
9 James Loney .304 TBR
10 Chris Davis .302 BAL
11 Dustin Pedroia .302 BOS
12 Howie Kendrick .301 LAA
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Generated 8/28/2013.

Home Runs

Rk Player HR Tm
1 Chris Davis 46 BAL
2 Miguel Cabrera 43 DET
3 Edwin Encarnacion 33 TOR
4 Adam Dunn 30 CHW
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RBI

Rk Player RBI Tm
1 Miguel Cabrera 130 DET
2 Chris Davis 118 BAL
3 Edwin Encarnacion 97 TOR
4 Adam Jones 95 BAL
5 Prince Fielder 90 DET
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Generated 8/28/2013.

Comparing Cabrera 2012 and 2013

A look at where Miggy was at the 124 game played mark in 2012, his final 2012 numbers, and his 2013 numbers through 124 games played.

Year G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
2012 124 542 482 82 157 31 0 31 105 53 69 .326 .393 .583
2012 161 697 622 109 205 40 0 44 139 66 98 .330 .393 .606
2013 124 559 476 95 170 25 1 43 130 77 81 .357 .449 .685
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Generated 8/28/2013.

Nine to Know

Tigers Season Triple Crown Leaders

Batting Average

Rk Player BA Year G PA AB H
1 Ty Cobb .420 1911 146 654 591 248
2 Ty Cobb .409 1912 140 609 553 226
3 Harry Heilmann .403 1923 144 627 524 211
4 Ty Cobb .401 1922 137 613 526 211
5 Harry Heilmann .398 1927 141 596 505 201
6 Harry Heilmann .394 1921 149 672 602 237
7 Harry Heilmann .393 1925 150 664 573 225
8 Ty Cobb .390 1913 122 501 428 167
9 Ty Cobb .389 1921 128 582 507 197
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Home Runs

Rk Player HR Year G PA AB
1 Hank Greenberg 58 1938 155 681 556
2 Cecil Fielder 51 1990 159 673 573
3 Rocky Colavito 45 1961 163 708 583
4 Miguel Cabrera 44 2012 161 697 622
5 Cecil Fielder 44 1991 162 712 624
6 Hank Greenberg 44 1946 142 604 523
7 Miguel Cabrera 43 2013 124 559 476
8 Norm Cash 41 1961 159 673 535
9 Hank Greenberg 41 1940 148 670 573
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RBI

Rk Player RBI Year G PA AB
1 Hank Greenberg 183 1937 154 701 594
2 Hank Greenberg 170 1935 152 710 619
3 Hank Greenberg 150 1940 148 670 573
4 Hank Greenberg 146 1938 155 681 556
5 Rocky Colavito 140 1961 163 708 583
6 Miguel Cabrera 139 2012 161 697 622
7 Magglio Ordonez 139 2007 157 679 595
8 Hank Greenberg 139 1934 153 667 593
9 Harry Heilmann 139 1921 149 672 602
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OPS

Rk Player OPS Year G
1 Norm Cash 1.148 1961 159
2 Miguel Cabrera 1.134 2013 124
3 Hank Greenberg 1.122 1938 155
4 Harry Heilmann 1.113 1923 144
5 Hank Greenberg 1.105 1937 154
6 Hank Greenberg 1.103 1940 148
7 Harry Heilmann 1.091 1927 141
8 Ty Cobb 1.088 1911 146
9 Ty Cobb 1.066 1925 121
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Generated 8/28/2013.

For more on Miggy Cabrera’s season, check out Jesse Spector in The Sporting News

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