The Detroit Tigers are headed to the World Series, thanks in large part to the play of sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Delmon Young. Their impressive performances during the playoffs have vaulted Cabrera and Young to Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, on the Tigers' career postseason RBI list.
Young moves into second place in franchise history with 14 postseason RBI. #tigers— Rick Thompson (@Thompson_Tigers) October 18, 2012
And with that, Cabrera leapfrogs Young and moves into 2nd place in franchise history with 15 postseason RBI. #tigers— Rick Thompson (@Thompson_Tigers) October 18, 2012
Cabrera and Young carried hot bats against the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. Cabrera, the Triple Crown winner, was 5 of 16 with two home runs and six RBIs. Young went 6 of 17 with two homers and six RBIs of his own. Three of Young's RBIs were game-winners, and for his efforts, he was named ALCS MVP.
With 22, Tiger legend Hank Greenberg tops the franchise's career postseason RBI list. If Cabrera and Young continue to swing hot bats in the World Series, it's possible that one or both of the players could catch Greenberg.