JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
Miguel Cabrera stepped into the history books of baseball in October by carrying a .330 batting average, smacking 44 home runs and hitting 139 RBIs – a majestic mixture of numbers and categories that results in the Triple Crown.
Cabrera, the 29-year-old third-baseman for the Detroit Tigers, ended a 45-year Triple Crown drought with his American League-leading statistics. The last player to achieve the feat was Carl Yastrzemski, of the Boston Red Sox, in 1967.
The crowd at the Oct. 3 Kansas City Royals game gave a standing ovation to Cabrera when he approached the batter’s box. It was well-deserved, as the modern-day Triple Crown has been awarded a scant 12 times, and Cabrera is the first Latino player to win it.
Cabrera was born in Maracay, Venezuela, and debuted in the major leagues in 2003, when he became a Florida Marlin. He was 20.
The year prior to that, No. 24 played for the Jupiter Hammerheads, part of what is now the Miami Marlins franchise. The Hammerheads play at Roger Dean Stadium, a 6,800-seat facility set amid the townhouses in Abacoa. The stadium also is the Spring Training camp of the Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals, the 2011 World Series champions.
Abacoa in Jupiter is a planned community of townhouses and single-family homes that features shopping, restaurants, parks, an amphitheater, a golf course and a country club. It also offers walking paths and bicycle trails and a variety of community groups that residents can join.
Because it is steeped in baseball tradition, Abacoa homes for sale are purchased by families with children in Little League, or on junior-varsity or varsity teams. One Jupiter mother who lives in Abacoa has a son who met Cabrera at a Hammerheads game.
Waterfront Properties and Club Communities’ team of Realtors and support staff congratulate their former home-team player and wish Cabrera the best in the post-season.