During his Detroit Tigers career, Miguel Cabrera has made a habit of setting records. He set another on Tuesday, becoming the first player to be named Tiger of the Year for a fourth time (2008, 2010, 2012-13) by Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
In winning Tiger of the Year for a second straight season, Cabrera earned 17 of 25 first-place votes. Max Scherzer was runner-up, taking the other eight first-place votes.
Since the award was originated in 1965, Cabrera is the only four-time winner. Denny McLain (1966, 68-69), Alan Trammell (1980, 87-88) and Cecil Fielder (1990-92) have won the award three times overall. The 30-year-old third baseman is the first player to be named Tiger of the Year in back-to-back season since Travis Fryman accomplished the feat in 1995-96.
Cabrera led the the Tigers in nearly every offensive category in a remarkable 2013, including batting average (.348), home runs (44), RBI (144), OBP (.442), slugging (.636), OPS (1.078), hits (193), runs (103), and walks (90).
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