Miguel Cabrera gets Triple Crown trophy from MLB (Pictures)

Detroit Tigers third baseman/DH Miguel Cabrera received an awesome crown trophy from MLB for winning the Triple Crown in the American League during the 2012 season. The trophy is an actual crown, and it features a Detroit Tigers “D” on the front, golden baseball on the top, and is lined with purple cloth.

The front of Cabrera’s trophy says: “2012 American League Triple Crown presented by Major League Baseball to Miguel Cabrera.”

Cabrera was presented with the trophy prior to Game 3 of the World Series in Detroit. Commissioner Bud Selig and former Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson presented him with the award. He also won the Hank Aaron Award for Most Outstanding Player in the American League, while Giants catcher Buster Posey received the honor for the National League.

“I want to congratulate Miguel on his magnificent year and winning the Triple Crown,” Selig said, via MLB.com. “Hard to believe it was 45 years since Carl Yastrzemski won it, and the year before our friend Frank Robinson. So it’s a really momentous year.”

The back is further customized to reflect Cabrera’s statistics:

Cabrera’s league-leading .330 batting average, 44 home runs, and 139 RBIs are engraved on the crown’s rim.

As far as trophies for individual accomplishments go, it doesn’t get much better than that. Cabrera should be beaming with pride for receiving that crown. Of course, Mike Trout still deserves MVP, but that’s a whole other debate.

Photos via Darren Rovell 1, 2

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  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/535519-nick-p nick price

    good season for  Miguel Cabrera

  • elk_bull

    Kudos to Miguel, never thought he could do it. What a remarkable, outstanding season!

  • Wasatch Landscaping

    After his World Series performance, he should give it back.

  • Always_a_Tiger_fan

    “Cabrera should be beaming with pride for receiving that crown. Of course, Mike Trout still deserves MVP, but that’s a whole other debate.”
    Gosh, in Journalism School, we were taught to be IMPARTIAL and to present ALL sides of a story.  Yet another Fox Sports guy showing his true feelings.  It all comes down to being a sad reporter.  Very disappointing, Mr. Brown.  Very disappointing, indeed.
    Congrats, Miguel.  You EARNED that crown.  Wear it with pride.  Thanks for a great year, Miggy!

  • Always_a_Tiger_fan

    Obviously, you’ve never had an “off day” at the office. 

  • NashFan

    I’m thinking there is a lot of racial bias against Cabrera. Triple Crown winners have, and I think, will always be the MVP. He was the force that carried the Tigers into the WS. Heck, the Angels obtained Pujols and Trout and still were left lacking. So much for wins above replacement! Baseball isn’t just about stats: emotions, leadership, team have to be equal in the consideration. This is too abstract of a concept for the stats people. Their brains never grew to appreciate Transcendence!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.sadler.9 Bruce Sadler

    if Trout wins the MVP that is and will be plain BullS**t. there is no debate it is MIGGS

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RYQBLODIWQHDIUVMBKHLIQDJ6M Tiger PAW

    way tp gp MIGGI