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Miguel Cabrera Currently Hitting For Major League Triple Crown

I know any talk of the Triple Crown in July doesn't mean much, but indulge me for a second while I remind everyone how great of a player Miguel Cabrera is.

If the season were to end right this second, Cabrera would have hit for the first batting Triple Crown since 1967 when Carl Yastrzemski did it. What's more, Cabrera would have hit for a Major League Triple Crown since he is the MLB leader in batting average, home runs and runs batted in. That hasn't been done since 1956 when Mickey Mantle did it.

The league leaders for each of the three statistical categories for the Triple Crown can be found after the jump.

American League Leaders

Batting Average

  1. Miguel Cabrera (.343)
  2. Justin Morneau (.342)
  3. Josh Hamilton (.342)
  4. Robinson Cano (.340)
  5. Adrian Beltre (.335)

Home Runs

  1. Miguel Cabrera (21)
  2. Josh Hamilton (21)
  3. Jose Bautista (21)
  4. Paul Konerko (20)
  5. Vladimir Guerrero (19)

Runs Batted In

  1. Miguel Cabrera (73)
  2. Vladimir Guerrero (72)
  3. Alex Rodriguez (66)
  4. Josh Hamilton (62)
  5. Torii Hunter (60)

Major League Baseball Leaders

Batting Average

  1. Miguel Cabrera (.343)
  2. Justin Morneau (.342)
  3. Josh Hamilton (.342)
  4. Robinson Cano (.340)
  5. Adrian Beltre (.335)

Home Runs

  1. Miguel Cabrera (21)
  2. Josh Hamilton (21)
  3. Jose Bautista (21)
  4. Joey Votto (21)
  5. Paul Konerko (20)

Runs Batted In

  1. Miguel Cabrera (73)
  2. Vladimir Guerrero (72)
  3. Alex Rodriguez (66)
  4. David Wright (64)
  5. Josh Hamilton (62)