Miguel Cabrera should consider himself the luckiest man on the face of the earth


Lou Gehrig famously won the Triple Crown in 1934 (but not the MPV) and even more famously in 1939 Lou stated that he considered himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”  Miguel Cabrera has won the Triple Crown; he is the first winner since 1967.  While it may be hyperbolic to say that Miguel Cabrera is the luckiest man on the face of the earth, it is in no way hyperbolic to suggest that luck factored significantly with him winning the Triple Crown.  Baseball is a game of luck and skill, and whenever a player puts up fantastic numbers (like Cabrera did this year); despite how skilled the player might be there is usually some component of good luck contributing to those numbers. Continue reading