- Dan Szymborski, ESPN Insider
In 1967, Carl Yastrzemski won baseball's Triple Crown, batting .326 with 44 home runs and 121 RBIs to lead the American League in all three categories. While that was considered an impressive feat at the time, it wasn't exactly a shocking one, given that Frank Robinson had just accomplished it the previous year and Triple Crown seasons by Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams weren't that far in the rearview mirror.
There were a lot of close calls, but it took 45 years for someone to take Yaz's mantle as the most recent Triple Crown winner. As 100 percent of you reading this recall, that someone was Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who pulled off the feat in 2012.
In 2014, Cabrera -- whom our BBTN100 panel ranked as the best first baseman in the game -- has a chance to do something even rarer: win it a second time. And those chances ain't half bad.
Dan Szymborski uses the ZiPS projections to analyze whether Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera can earn a second Triple Crown in 2014, repeating his feat from 2012.