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Miguel Cabrera named Tiger of the Year

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DETROIT- Miguel Cabrera has been selected the Tiger of the Year in voting conducted by the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Cabrera earned 17 of a possible 25 first place votes to capture the award for the second consecutive year. Max Scherzer received the other eight votes.

Cabrera, 30, batted .348 to win his third consecutive American League batting crown. He is the first Tigers player to lead the league in hitting in three straight seasons since Ty Cobb did so from 1917-1919. Cabrera also led the league with a .442 on-base percentage and a .636 slugging percentage, while he was tied for first with 37 go-ahead RBI, second with 44 home runs, 137 RBI and 353 total bases.

Since joining the Tigers in 2008, Cabrera leads the American League with 615 runs scored, 1,153 hits, 227 home runs, 737 RBI, and a .588 slugging percentage, while he is second with 477 walks, a .327 batting average and a .407 on-base percentage. He has recorded 100-or-more RBI in each of his first six seasons with the Tigers, joining Harry Heilmann (1923-29) as the only two players in franchise history to record 100-or-more RBI in six-or-more straight seasons with the club.

This year's honor marks the second year in a row Cabrera has taken home Tiger of the Year honors and fourth of his career. He is the only player to win the award more than three times.

Recipients of the Tiger of the Year Award:

1965 - Don Wert
1966 - Al Kaline
1967 - Bill Freehan
1968 - Denny McLain
1969 - Denny McLain
1970 - Tom Timmerman
1971 - Mickey Lolich
1972 - Ed Brinkman
1973 - John Hiller
1974 - Al Kaline
1975 - Willie Horton
1976 - Mark Fidrych
1977 - Ron LeFlore
1978 - Ron LeFlore
1979 - Steve Kemp
1980 - Alan Trammell
1981 - Kirk Gibson
1982 - Lance Parrish
1983 - Lou Whitaker
1984 - Willie Hernandez
1985 - Darrell Evans
1986 - Jack Morris
1987 - Alan Trammell
1988 - Alan Trammell
1989 - Lou Whitaker         
1990 - Cecil Fielder
1991 - Cecil Fielder
1992 - Cecil Fielder
1993 - Tony Phillips
1994 - Kirk Gibson
1995 - Travis Fryman
1996 - Travis Fryman
1997 - Tony Clark and Bobby Higginson (tie)
1998 - Damion Easley
1999 - Dean Palmer
2000 - Bobby Higginson
2001 - Steve Sparks
2002 - Randall Simon
2003 - Dmitri Young
2004 - Ivan Rodriguez
2005 - Placido Polanco
2006 - Carlos Guillen
2007 - Magglio Ordonez
2008 - Miguel Cabrera
2009 - Justin Verlander
2010 - Miguel Cabrera
2011 - Justin Verlander
2012 - Miguel Cabrera
2013 - Miguel Cabrera

 

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