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Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera Voted Top Player in MLB

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Triple Crown Winner and Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera added another honor to his already standing season by being voted the top player in Major League Baseball.

Voting took place in September.

Cabrera beat-out Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen and Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout for player of the year honors, as voted on by their fellow major leaguers.

“I think it’s going to be something special for my kids,” Cabrera said. “It’s going to be a good story for my grandkids.”

Cabrera, the first Triple Crown winner in the big leagues since 1967, hit .330 with 44 homers and 139 RBIs for the AL champion Tigers.

Detroit was swept by San Francisco in the World Series, where Cabrera hit .231 with three RBIs and ended things by taking a called third strike.

Retiring Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones was voted Marvin Miller man of the year for excellence on and off the field over finalists Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox and Michael Young of Texas in Players Choice voting announced Monday.

Other awards went to Cabrera (AL outstanding player), McCutchen (NL outstanding player), Tampa Bay’s David Price (AL outstanding pitcher) and New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (NL outstanding pitcher). Trout and Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier were voted the outstanding rookies, and Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco catcher Buster Posey were chosen comeback players of the year.

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