All year long the question has been the same. Will Miguel Cabrera repeat as American League triple crown winner to become the very first repeat triple crown winner in back to back seasons? For a long time it looked like he might get that or even another stat for a grand slam statistical mastery. Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis has had a career year in 2013 however and has been a stumbling block all along for Miggy. That is now looking to come to a head as Davis is pulling away in the home run race.
Currently Davis has reached 50 big flies while Cabrera is struggling as much as the Detroit Tigers themselves are. He still will probably take the RBI and batting title crowns home but Davis is making sure that Cabrera will not take away the home run championship. September looked to be the month that Cabrera would be able to catch Davis but instead of slowing all the way down in the season’s final month, Davis merely stumbled for a second and now is getting going once again.
It is a good thing for Davis even if the good people of Detroit and other places around MLB wanted to see the first repeat winner of the triple crown. The simple truth is that it has never happened before for a reason and that reason is other talented players in the major leagues. We should all appreciate the fact that Cabrera got as close as he did but barring some huge comeback over the last couple of weeks, Davis’ big year is trumping that of Cabrera.