Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) sits in the stands prior to game six of the American League Championship Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. For moment 109 we are going back to 2005 and the emergence’s of a player who today some consider the best player in the world. With moment 109 we give you Miguel Cabrera 2005 Silver Slugger Award.
Before he was mister Triple Crown MVP, Miguel was a Marlin who won a World Series and was coming into his own as a batter.
2005 showed us that the future was looking bright for this young man. In 2005 Miguel has his first year of batting over .300 with a spectacular .323 (side note 2008 would be his only year since 2005 he did not bat above .300). He also hit for power too.
He belted 33 home runs, while having a .561 SLG. When he wasn’t belting homers he was getting some good hits. He had 198 hits, 43 doubles, an OBP of .385, and an OPS of .947. You can see why the managers and coaches selected him as the winner of the National League Silver Slugger for the position of the Outfield in 2005, even though the outfield isn’t the only position Miguel played for the Marlins.
Join me next time and see if Miguel has a Silver Slugger Award playing somewhere else for the Marlins.