Maybe the Tigers will have their third straight American League MVP next year, and maybe Prince Fielder will be the player that makes it happen. It has been a half-century since any big-league team provided the MVP three years in a row with three different players. The Yankees did it in 1961-63 with Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and Elston Howard, respectively. Justin Verlander won the AL MVP last year and now Miguel Cabrera has succeeded him. Fielder has played a supporting role in an MVP two years in a row. He hit directly behind Ryan Braun in Milwaukee last year when Braun won the NL MVP.
With Torii Hunter and Victor Martinez in lineup, Tigers' Prince Fielder could be due for MVP season
Detroit Free Press | Nov 25