Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Wins American League MVP
Triple Crown winner, and 3rd baseman for the Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera adds yet another crown today, winning the American League’s Most Valuable Player award.
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America chose the Tigers slugger over rookie Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, after a rather high profile voting campaign.
Reports indicate that the voting wasn’t as close as expected, with Cabera receiving 22 of 28 possible first-place votes for a total of 362 points. Trout received six first-place votes and 281 points and Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers finished third with 210 points.
“I don’t believe it,” Cabrera told the MLB Network. “I’m very exited. I don’t have any words to explained how excited I am. Mike Trout, he got an unbelievable season. I’m very surprised.”
This marks the second year in a row the nod has gone to a Tiger, as Justin Verlander took the title in 2011.