Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tigers Miguel Cabrera and Price Fielder are this weeks SI Cover boys

This week's Sports Illustrated cover celebrates the awesome Motown power of the Detroit Tigers slugging combo of third baseman Miguel Cabrera and first baseman Prince Fielder.

Cabrera is the reining Triple Crown Champion and American League Most Valuable Player, and is the current MLB leader in batting average, .363, RBI, 69, hits, 91, and is 3rd in slugging  %, at .645.

Fielder is batting .282 this year, with 12 HR, 51 RBI, a .494 slugging %, and an on base % of .385.

I always like it when SI decides to put baseball on the cover, especially when it's the Tigers, which rarely happens.

The last Tiger cover boy, I believe, was Justin Verlander.

We are in a terrific period of Tigers baseball, with the last two A. L. MVPs in Verlander (also the 2011 Cy Young Award winner) and Cabrera, with a future MVP in Fielder, and a future Cy Young Award Winner in RHP Max Scherzer.

Scherzer beat the Royals last night, improving his record to 9-0, with 106 Ks, and a 3.28 ERA.

I can't wait to go out and get my copy.

Go Tigers!

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