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Photos: Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers

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2012 Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers.

2012 Triple Crown Winner Miguel Cabrera

2012 Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers with 1966 Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson. Launch slideshow »

It was a historic day in MLB history Wednesday, something that hasn’t happened in 45 years, something only 14 other players have ever accomplished and a milestone that isn’t likely to occur again in our lifetime.

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera became a Triple Crown winner; he ended baseball’s regular season leading the league with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs.

(Full disclosure: I learned exactly what a Triple Crown in baseball was Wednesday, but I had a general idea and was correct. Hey, I’m an A&E guy for a reason!)

Check out the full story at LasVegasSun.com. Congratulations to baseball’s newest Triple Crown hero -- an incredible accomplishment.

And thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue for his gallery of 29-year-old Venezuelan Cabrera, which includes images with Frank Robinson, the 1966 Triple Crown winner (Carl Yastrzemski won the Triple Crown the following year); Cabrera’s wife Rosangel; Hall of Famer Joe Morgan; and Adrian Gonzalez and his wife Betty.

Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and senior editor, arts and entertainment, of LasVegasSun.com.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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