Melky Cabrera, through a written request to me, asked the for the Union's assistance in removing him from consideration for the 2012 National League batting title
," said MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner.
The website said Cabrera's insisting that he not be awarded the batting title
should his .
346 batting average, but had enough at bats to qualify for the batting title
The batting title
and the All-Star Game and stuff like that is great, but my family doesn't get to be there for a lot of that, so to have them here makes this really special.
In 2006, Mauer won the American League batting title
, becoming the first American League catcher to win that, and at 23, the youngest batting champ since Alex Rodriguez (21) in 1996.
300 seasons in a Boston uniform, counting only the ones in which he had enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title
Cabrera is second in the race for the National League batting title
, behind Andrew McCutchen, who leads the NL with a .
Sanchez, who also starred at Glendale College, won the National League batting title
last season as an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The '97 Sox had Mo Vaughn in his prime, Nomar Garciaparra putting together a rookie season for the ages and Reggie Jefferson taking a run at the batting title
If I'm competing for a batting title
against somebody who I've got good reason to suspect is on steroids, I'm going to be outraged.
He won a batting title
in 2003, National League MVP awards in 2005, 2008 and 2009, and World Series titles with the Cardinals in 2006 and 2011.
Joe Mauer won the AL batting title
this year and Minnesota pitcher Johan Santana won the AL Cy Young last week.