2015 : Miguel Cabrera Wins 4th American League Batting Title in 5 Years

October 4, 2021 all-day

On October 4, 2015, Cabrera clinched his fourth American League batting title in the past five seasons, etching his name into elite company with the likes of Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs and former Tiger legends Ty Cobb and Harry Heilmann.

Cabrera went 3-for-4 in Saturday night’s loss to the White Sox — his final start of the season — and hit his 18th home run of the season to snap a career-long 29-game homerless drought. He finished with a .338 batting average.

Cabrera becomes the first AL player to win the batting title four times in a five-year stretch since Wade Boggs won four straight with the Red Sox from 1985-88. Gwynn won four consecutive with Padres from 1994-97.

He joins Cobb and Heilmann as the only two Tigers in team history to win four batting titles – Cobb won 12 and Heilmann won four.

For the full article, see Anthony Fenech, “Tigers’ Cabrera locks up 4th batting title in 5 years”, Detroit Free Press, October 4, 2015.

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