It hasn’t happened since 1967 so it is a memorable moment for years to come. Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown. Cabrera led the league in hitting (.330), home runs (44), and runs batted in (139). Cabrera became the fifteenth player in history to win the title. He joins an elite class which includes Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, and Frank Robinson.
Cabrera was one of the most exciting players to watch. You never know if he would hit a home run, but this was the guy you wanted at-bat with the game on the line. Cabrera and the Tigers went all the way to the World Series. Unfortunately, they came up short and were swept by the San Francisco Giants. However, this guy is one of the best hitters I have ever gotten to watch and I expect to see his name in the running for future hitting awards.
It is Game 1 of the World Series and Detroit starting pitching Justin Verlander is not looking like he brought his best game. Maybe he spent too much time in bed with girlfriend Kate Upton or maybe he spent too much time celebrating their American League Championship. Nobody knows the reason, but the Cy Young winner has not looked sharp tonight.
While, the National League Champion Giants put on a show for their fans. Any early MVP favorite is third baseman Pablo Sandoval who has already hit THREE home runs in the game. Sandoval only had twelve home runs in the entire regular season. He joins an elite class with Babe Ruth, Albert Pujols, and Mr. October himself, Reggie Jackson, for hitting three homers in a postseason game. Pitcher Barry Zito helped his own cause by driving in a run as well.
This is one of the poorest starts for Verlander who has been unhittable in the postseason. Verlander only lasted four innings and gave up six hits, two of which were Sandoval’s home runs. It is now the top of the sixth and Barry Zito is still going strong not allowing a run. The time gap between games for the Tigers may not have been such a good thing. Hopefully, they can get loose quickly as they need a pretty miraculous comeback to win Game 1, but the Tigers definitely have the line up that could make that happen. It is now 6-0 in favor of the Giants.
The man is nearly unhittable on the mound. He is the reigning MVP and Cy Young winner in the American League. His team, the Detroit Tigers, are currently playing the New York Yankees for the American League spot in the World Series. If you already are jealous of him, prepare to be even more.
For months there was speculation about who the ace pitcher was dating. He was linked to one of the most beautiful women in the entire world, Kate Upton, but he always denied it. An unlikely source has stepped forward to confirm that these two are most certainly an item. Robert Verlander Sr., Justin’s grandfather, has said that two are mostly certainly seeing each other. “I heard he has been on dates with a Sports Illustrated girl. I saw a photo – she’s beautiful. They make a good looking pair because he’s a good looking man too. I do know he’s on the dating scene. Justin is a fine boy and whoever he ends up with is lucky. He’s not only a great baseball player, he’s a great guy.” Aw, well it certainly sounds official if the grandparents are aware of it. For those who do not exactly know who Kate Upton is, please see the gallery below and hold the drool.