Miguel Cabrera is once again having a season at the plate where he’s causing opposing pitchers to have nightmares and Tigers fans to say “Wow!” Cabby is one of the best – if not THE best – hitters in the game.
He recently clubbed his 30th homer and passed the 100-RBI mark for the fifth time as a member of the Tigers. He’s on pace to hit over .300 once again, which will make four times over that mark for Miggy as a Tiger.
Should the Tiger slugger once again top .300, it will mark the fourth time he’s done that while also topping 30 homers and 100 RBI. Only a select few Detroit hitters have accomplished that even once. Here’s the complete list.
2009, 2010, 2011
If he keeps his average above .300 in 2012, Cabby will join Greenberg as the only Tigers with .300/30/100 four times and four times in a row. In his first season with Detroit in ’08, Cabby hit .292 to just miss the trifecta.
This monster season for Cash saw him hit .361 with 41 homers and 132 RBI. He was the first left-handed batter to accomplish the feat for Detroit.
1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940
Simply the best run producer in Detroit history until Cabrera came along, Hammerin’ Hank twice collected 200 hits while reaching .300/30/100. In ’38 he socked 58 homers, the franchise record.
Higgy barely made it into this group by hitting an even .300 with exactly 30 homers and 102 RBI. His 15 steals are the most by any of these guys during their season.
The big slugger joined Greenberg in the .300/30/100 club in each of these seasons, giving the Bengals a much-feared duo in the middle of their order.