Miguel Cabrera Is First Triple Crown Winner Since 1967

Stefanie Pohl

Miguel Cabrera Is First Triple Crown Winner Since 1967

CREATED Oct. 4, 2012

The Detroit Tigers' 1-0 victory against Kansas City in the final game of the season was great for the AL Central Division champs, for sure, but all eyes were on Miguel Cabrera.

After all the games were played on Wednesday and possibilities worked out, it was clear: Miguel Cabrera would become the 15th player in history to win the Triple Crown - the first time since 1967.

"It was like, everybody said to me it was unbelievable," Cabrera said. "They were excited to see this, enjoy this, be a part of something big, and winning, I feel better."

Cabrera finished the season with a .330 average, 44 home runs, and 139 RBIs.

"It's an unbelievable feeling," he said. "I can't describe the feeling right now."

In the game against the Royals, Cabrera went 0-2 and left the game in the fourth inning. The crowd gave the third baseman a standing ovation.

The Tigers return to Detroit to prepare for the postseason, which begins Saturday night at Comerica Park.