GENEVA, Ill. - Former Kane County Cougar and current Detroit Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera has won the 2013 American League Most Valuable Player Award. Cabrera, who played at Kane County as part of the 2001 Midwest League Championship team, has won back-to-back MVP awards, becoming the first American Leaguer to be named MVP in consecutive years since Frank Thomas in 1993 and 1994.
Despite battling a groin injury towards the end of the season that required surgery, Cabrera batted a career-best .348. He will be 30 years old on Opening Day 2014 and has hit 365 home runs with 1,260 RBI, and holds a career batting average of .321. Cabrera is also an eight-time Major League All-Star and won the American League Triple Crown in 2012.
Kane County Cougars Alumni Recognized as MVP's
American League MVP: Miguel Cabrera (2012, 2013)
World Series MVP: Josh Beckett (2003), Edgar Renteria (2010)
American League Championship Series MVP: Josh Beckett (2007), Nelson Cruz (2011)