Is Another MLB Triple Crown on the Cards? – MLB BaseballWednesday, June 26, 2013 20:33
Could we see Triple Crowns in back-to-back MLB seasons?
Is Another MLB Triple Crown on the Cards?
Last season, the sporting world witnessed history in the making as Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera hit the first Triple Crown baseball has seen in 45 years.
Cabrera was a machine at the plate in 2012 and was unlucky not to add a World Series title to his name alongside MVP and Triple Crown successes. Many MLB betting pundits thought his achievement couldn’t be done but, by early August, Cabrera was the talk of the town.
A year on, and he’s ready to make history once more and become the first man to win back-to-back Crowns. What a pleasant surprise it is, then, that Cabrera actually has a rival for the honour that could see records broken before the season is out.
As of Wednesday morning, Cabrera currently leads the MLB on RBI (77) and batting average (.368). However, he is six off Chris Davis of Baltimore’s staggering 28 homers and this is where Cabrera could come unstuck.
For fans betting MLB World Series, Davis has proved the lifeblood of this Orioles offense and, when he is at the plate, they are ready to watch those balls fly. With a 72 RBI, the second best in the majors, Davis is keeping pace alongside Cabrera and deserves a shot at the Triple Crown himself.
What makes this pair so special is that they are both hitting big and we are still only in June. Cabrera won the Trip last year with 44 homers, 139 RBI, and .330 average – three factors that could all easily be beaten by either man this term.
Both players hit a homer and earned two RBIs on Tuesday night and neither looks like they are going to slow down before the regular season is out. A Triple Crown is a rare thing in baseball but two in two seasons is unheard of, something that makes this rivalry such a special one to follow.
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