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Heart of Tigers Knows How to Relax, Smile and Win a Triple Crown

Miguel CabreraBy PAT BORZI – DETROIT — In the 1950s and ’60s, before divisional play, the designated hitter and drug testing, the presence of a triple crown winner on your team meant a trip to the World Series.

The last three triple crown winners before Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera all played championship baseball in the October after their remarkable regular seasons: Carl Yastrzemski, whose 1967 Red Sox lost to St. Louis in seven games; Frank Robinson of the 1966 Orioles, which swept a Los Angeles Dodgers team with the future Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale; and Mickey Mantle, whose three home runs helped the 1956 Yankees topple the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games.

 

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