Miguel Cabrera is celebrating an extra special quinceañera…
The 29-year-old Venezuelan third baseman for the Detroit Tigers became only the fifteenth player to win Major League Baseball’s Triple Crown on Wednesday, as well as the first Latino professional baseball player to earn the honor.
Cabrera leads the MLB’s American League in home runs (44), batting average (.330) and runs batted in (139) for the season.
He’s the first baseball player since 1967 to win the triple crown, The New York Times reports.
It’s a feat that greats like Babe Ruth or Joe DiMaggio never accomplished, although Ted Williams did so twice.
Cabrera joins an elite club that includes Mickey Mantle and Carl Yastrzemski, the last player to win the Triple Crown before Cabrera.
Cabrera was in the clubhouse when the announcement was made during the sixth inning of the Tigers’ eventual 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals.
“Right now, it’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Cabrera.