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Miguel Cabrera first Tiger with five straight 30-homer seasons

Aug 15, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT

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Miguel Cabrera got to 100 RBI last night. On Wednesday, he reached 30 homers by taking Minnesota’s Cole De Vries deep in his first at-bat. In so doing, he became the first player in Tigers history to reach to hit 30 homers in five straight seasons.

Surprisingly enough, just 18 different Tigers have had 30-homer seasons. Hank Greenberg leads the way with six (he had four in a row from 1937-40). Cabrera joins Norm Cash and Cecil Fielder with five apiece.

Besides Cabrera, Curtis Granderson is the only other player to hit 30 homers for the Tigers in the last 10 years, doing so in 2009. Bobby Higginson had his lone 30-homer season in 2000, while Tony Clark and Dean Palmer both got there in 1999.

  1. xsherr - Aug 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    MVP.

    • philliesblow - Aug 15, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      Si Mothe……………….

  2. gr3710 - Aug 15, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Ridiculous the guy has never won the MVP.

    • thefalcon123 - Aug 15, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      He’s been great…

      But he hasn’t ever actually deserved one.

      2005: Lost to Pujols was clearly superior (as well as Jones and Lee)
      2006: Howard won, Pujols was also far better
      2007: Rollins won. Holliday, Wright, and maybe a couple of others were more deserving
      2008: Pedroia won. Worst season of Cabrera’s career (though still good), didn’t really warrant serious consideration
      2009: Joe. Mauer.
      2010: Lost out to Josh Hamilton. Best argument for the award, but certainly not clear cut.
      2011: Another good case, but Bautista and Verlander also had excellent cases. No crime that he didn’t win.

      It’s not really ridiculous that he has never won. He always seems to be the 2nd or 3rd best guy in the league each year. Personally, I’d rather have the 3rd best guy in the league year in and year out than the best one year and 15th best the next.

  3. philliesblow - Aug 15, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Greenberg would have probably had 7 or 8 straight 30 HR seasons if not for WWII.

  4. seeinred87 - Aug 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    I miss Bobby Higginson.

    For real.

  5. ken49ers - Aug 16, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Best hitter in baseball, hands down.

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