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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Miguel Cabrera named 2012 Tiger of the Year


By a unanimous vote of the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Miguel Cabrera was named the 2012 Tiger of the Year.

It's the third time he's been honored with the award (2008, 2010), making him the third Tigers player to win it three times, joining Alan Trammell (1980, '87, '88) and Cecil Fielder (1990, '91, '92).

The first winner of the Triple Crown in 45 years, Cabrera has already been named the Sporting News' Player of the Year, Player of the Year and American League Outstanding Player in the Players Choice Awards, and the AL Hank Aaron Award recipient. Earlier this week was named as one of five finalists for the BBWAA's AL Most Valuable Player award, the winner of which will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 15.

For a full list of all the awards garnered by Tigers players this offseason, CLICK HERE.

Previous winners:
1965 – Don Wert
1966 – Al Kaline
1967 – Bill Freehan
1968 – Denny McLain
1969 – Denny McLain
1970 – Tom Timmerman
1971 – Mickey Lolich
1972 – Ed Brinkman
1973 – John Hiller
1974 – Al Kaline
1975 – Willie Horton
1976 – Mark Fidrych
1977 – Ron LeFlore
1978 – Ron LeFlore
1979 – Steve Kemp
1980 – Alan Trammell
1981 – Kirk Gibson
1982 – Lance Parrish
1983 – Lou Whitaker
1984 – Willie Hernandez
1985 – Darrell Evans
1986 – Jack Morris
1987 – Alan Trammell
1988 – Alan Trammell
1989 – Lou Whitaker
1990 – Cecil Fielder 
1991 – Cecil Fielder 
1992 – Cecil Fielder 
1993 – Tony Phillips 
1994 – Kirk Gibson 
1995 – Travis Fryman
1996 – Travis Fryman 
1997 – Tony Clark and Bobby Higginson (tie) 
1998 – Damion Easley 
1999 – Dean Palmer 
2000 – Bobby Higginson
2001 – Steve Sparks
2002 – Randall Simon 
2003 – Dmitri Young 
2004 – Ivan Rodriguez 
2005 – Placido Polanco
2006 – Carlos Guillen 
2007 – Magglio Ordonez 
2008 – Miguel Cabrera
2009 – Justin Verlander 
2010 – Miguel Cabrera
2011 – Justin Verlander
2012 – Miguel Cabrera 

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