José Miguel Cabrera Torres, commonly known as Miguel Cabrera and nicknamed "Miggy", is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Since his debut in 2003 he has been a two-time American League Most Valuable Player award winner, a four-time AL batting champion, and an 11-time MLB All-Star. He has played at first and third base for most of his major league career, but primarily played left and right field before 2006. He claimed the 17th MLB Triple Crown in 2012, the first to do so in 45 seasons. In the Venezuelan Winter League, Cabrera was signed by Tigres de Aragua at 16 years old. He batted his first hit in LVBP in December 1999. Cabrera was signed in 1999 as an amateur free agent by the Florida Marlins, and progressed through their minor league system. He made his MLB debut in mid-2003 at the age of 20, and contributed to the Marlins' World Series success later that year.
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About Miguel Cabrera
Star MLB first baseman and third baseman who won the American League Triple Crown in 2012 as a member of the Detroit Tigers. He was named AL MVP back-to-back years with the Tigers in 2012 and 2013.
Miguel Cabrera Before Fame
He came up through the Florida Marlins organization and helped the team win a World Series in 2003, his first professional season.
Achievement of Miguel Cabrera
He won his first American League home run title in 2008, then in 2011 he won his first of three straight AL batting titles.
Miguel Cabrera Family Life
He married Rosangel Cabrera in 2002 and the couple had two daughters and one son together.
Associations of Miguel Cabrera
He won the Triple Crown in 2012, the first player to do so since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
Information related to Miguel Cabrera
- Tigres de Aragua - The Tigres de Aragua is a baseball team that plays in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League and represents the state of Aragua. Founded in 1965, the Tigres plays its home games at the Estadio José Pérez Colmenares in Maracay.
- American League Triple Crown winners
- Luis Aparicio Award winners
- Venezuelan Roman Catholics
- American League batting champions
- American League home run champions
- American League Most Valuable Player Award winners
- American League RBI champions
- Utica Blue Sox players
- Gulf Coast Marlins players
- Kane County Cougars players
- Jupiter Hammerheads players
- Silver Slugger Award winners
- Carolina Mudcats players
- Florida Marlins players
- Major League Baseball players from Venezuela
- Venezuelan expatriate baseball players in the United States
- Tigres de Aragua players
- Major League Baseball left fielders