NEW YORK – Miguel Cabrera is waiting for the crown that was presented to him at the World Series to arrive at his home. He’ll give it a prominent spot in his office.
“I’ll show it to my friends, my family,” the Detroit Tigers first baseman said Monday after adding another honor by beating out Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen and Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout for the Players’ Choice Award player of the year as voted on by his fellow major leaguers. “I think it’s going to be something special for my kids. … It’s going to be a good story for my grandkids.”
Cabrera, the first Triple Crown winner in the big leagues since 1967, hit .330 with 44 homers and 139 RBIs for the A.L. Central champion Tigers. The slugger was given an actual crown by Major League Baseball during the World Series in honor of his achievement.
Voting took place in September.