My Orioles lost this week, and to make matters worse The Nationals lost as well. Today is a better day around the beltway.
The Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera became a baseball legend last night: He took the first Triple Crown in 45 years and joined the likes of Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle as the 15th player in history to win it.
The stats that got him the most coveted mantle for a hitter? A .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs. (You win the triple crown if you lead the league in those three measures.) Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski was the last player to achieve the feat back in 1967.