miguel cabrera http://michiganradio.org en Detroit's Miguel Cabrera wins the American League MVP award http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-miguel-cabrera-wins-american-league-mvp-award <p>Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has won the American League Most Valuable Player award for the second straight year.</p><p></p><p>Cabrera led the majors in hitting this year, winning his third A-L batting title in a row. &nbsp;&nbsp;That's despite the fact he had to play with a nagging injury during the final two months of the season.</p><p></p><p>Cabrera won by a comfortable margin Thursday, getting 23 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:59:26 +0000 Steve Carmody 15293 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's Miguel Cabrera wins the American League MVP award In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-michigan-news-headlines-85 <p><strong>Some data shows motorcycle helmet repeal has not increased deaths</strong></p><p>"The group that led the charge to repeal Michigan’s motorcycle helmet requirement says the state has not suffered a rash of biker deaths in the past six months. That’s how long it’s been since the law was changed. American Bikers Aiming Toward Education points to state data between January and the end of August. But state officials say that’s not the whole story. They say early data also show a 14-percent jump in disabling injuries. The state Office of Highway Safety Planning says the data are preliminary and it’s too early to reach real conclusions on the effects of the changes in the law," Jake Neher <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/motorcyclists-rights-group-defends-repeal-michigan-helmet-law">reports. </a></p><p><strong>Detroit Tiger first player to win Triple Crown in 45 years</strong></p><p>"Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to win baseball's Triple Crown last night, joining an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig. He's the 10th Triple Crown winner in baseball history. In Major League Baseball, a player earns the Triple Crown when he leads a league in three categories---&nbsp; batting average, home runs, and runs batted in," the AP <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-miguel-cabrera-wins-mlbs-first-triple-crown-45-years">reports. </a></p><p><strong>EPA tells Enbridge more clean up is needed on Kalamazoo River</strong></p><p>"Enbridge Energy has more clean-up work to do along the Kalamazoo River. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the oil company to tackle some new areas of pollution in the river. Enbridge has already done a lot of clean up work after one of&nbsp; their pipelines ruptured and spilled massive amounts of oil into the Kalamazoo River near Marshall in July, 2010.&nbsp; But the EPA says oil is coming to the surface is some new areas," Tracy Samilton reports.</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 10:44:45 +0000 Emily Fox 9356 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera wins MLB's first 'Triple Crown' in 45 years http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-miguel-cabrera-wins-mlbs-first-triple-crown-45-years <p>Miguel Cabrera&nbsp;won baseball's rare "Triple Crown" tonight after finishing up the regular season in Kansas City.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">That means he led the American League in home runs (</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">44</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">), batting average (</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">.330</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">), and runs batted in (</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">139</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; ">).</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">It's been&nbsp;45 years since the last player, Carl Yastrzemski, won the Triple Crown while in Boston.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; "><a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8458298/detroit-tigers-miguel-cabrera-wins-first-triple-crown-1967">The Associated Press</a> reports Cabrera is the&nbsp;15th player in Major League Baseball history to achieve the feat. Others on the list include Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Ted Williams.</p><blockquote><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Cabrera's milestone wasn't official until the Yankees pinch hit for&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/6125/curtis-granderson" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 95, 178); ">Curtis Granderson</a>&nbsp;in their game against the&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/_/name/bos/boston-red-sox" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 95, 178); ">Boston Red Sox</a>. Granderson had homered twice to reach 43 for the year, tied with the Rangers'&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/4652/josh-hamilton" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 95, 178); ">Josh Hamilton</a>&nbsp;and one shy of Cabrera.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Cabrera went 0 for 2 against the Royals before leaving in the fourth inning to a standing ovation. He finished the regular season with a .330 average, four points better the Angels'&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/30836/mike-trout" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(34, 95, 178); ">Mike Trout</a>, his biggest competition for MVP. Cabrera was the runaway leader with 139 RBIs.</p></blockquote><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 17px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Congrats are pouring in to Cabrera on his achievement, who is on the short list for the MLB's MVP award (the award the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander won last year).</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 03:42:34 +0000 Mark Brush 9355 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera wins MLB's first 'Triple Crown' in 45 years Detroit Tigers say star player's DUI arrest won't affect team http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tigers-say-star-players-dui-arrest-wont-affect-team <p>Detroit Tigers&#39; slugger Miguel Cabrera was arrested this week on suspicion of drunk driving.&nbsp; Baseball Spring training is already underway.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110218/SPORTS02/102180469/Miguel-Cabrera-unlikely-report-time-likely-needs-doctor-sign-off-first">Detroit Free Press</a> reports when the team starts regular practices on Saturday Cabrera will likely not be there.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:22:13 +0000 Steve Carmody 1337 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Tigers say star player's DUI arrest won't affect team