From SABR member Mark Simon at ESPN.com on December 31, 2012:
With 2012 about to come to a close, we thought we’d take one more look at the baseball season.
We’ll do so both in words and with heat maps– visual images that may bring back a memory, or tell you something about the greatness of a particular moment or performances.
The Year of the Triple Crown
Miguel Cabrera became the first player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the Triple Crown. He produced one of the most memorable baseball seasons in recent memory.
Cabrera helped the Detroit Tigers all the way to the World Series, by outhitting and outsluggling everyone in his path.
He solidified his finish and the Tigers pennant hopes by hitting .333 with 11 home runs and 30 runs batted in in September/October.
Cabrera would go on to win the AL MVP in a much-discussed resounding victory.
Read the full article here: http://espn.go.com/blog/tmi-mlb/post/_/id/58883/the-year-in-mlb-heat-maps
Originally published: December 31, 2012. Last Updated: December 31, 2012.