Miguel Cabrera Wins Second Straight AL MVP

Posted at 9:17 PM, Nov 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-14 21:17:15-05

DETROIT, Mich. — The best hitter in the American League is now officially the best player in the American League.

For a second straight season, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been voted the AL Most Valuable Player, helping the Tigers to a third straight AL Central Division title.

He received 23 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Cabrera hit a league-best .348 in 2013, adding 44 home runs and 137 RBI.

In 13 fewer games than in 2012, “Miggy” had arguably a better season than that Triple Crown-winning year — hitting 18 points better, matching his homer total, and driving in just two fewer runs.

Cabrera is the first player to win back-to-back AL MVP awards since Chicago’s Frank Thomas in 1993-1994.