Tigers' Cabrera wins 1st Triple Crown in 45 years

Updated: October 4, 2012, 9:30 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Miguel Cabrera had just achieved baseball immortality, and everyone around him knew it.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland had tears welling in his eyes. General manager Dave Dombrowski kept trying to remind people to stop and enjoy the moment. Prince Fielder simply shook his head in disbelief at the history that had unfolded.

Less than an hour earlier, in the midst of Detroit's otherwise meaningless 1-0 victory over Kansas City, it had finally become official: Cabrera ...

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