Bud Selig, the Commissioner of Baseball, said the league wants to congratulate Cabrera for his feat since it’s quite a remarkable accomplishment and has been achieved only a few times in the history of the game. He added that Cabrera has proved to be one of the game’s best hitters and this is something that he can cherish and be proud of for the rest of his baseball career and life.
Cabrera managed the feat in the middle of a playoff race as the Tigers clinched a postseason position. He had to deal with intense media coverage for the past couple of weeks, but never faltered. Yastrzemski was also impressed by the feat and congratulated Cabrera on it. He released a statement which said he was glad that Cabrera’s batting heroics also led his team to the title in the American League Central Division. The 45
years between Triple Crown winners is the biggest gap in MLB history.
Tigers’ pitcher Justin Verlander said the great players thrive under pressure and Cabrera did just that by batting .429 over the final month of the season. He said he’s amazed at how Cabrera just keeps on getting better year after year. Cabrera had previously won all three Triple Crown categories, but obviously never in the same season until this year. The only other active players to do so, without winning the Triple Crown are Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez. There’s no doubt that Cabrera will get quite a lot of attention when the MVP voting takes place and could very well win it.