DETROIT -

Miguel Cabrera finds another place in Major League Baseball's history books.

The Detroit Tigers third baseman becomes the first right-handed batter since the early 1920's to win three consecutive batting titles.

Cabrera finished the season with a .348 average. Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins came in second with a .324 average.

The last right-handed batter to win three titles in a row was the Saint Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby. He won batting titles from 1920 until 1922.

Last year, Cabrera won baseball's triple crown leading the American League in batting average, home runs and runs batted in. This season he finished behind Baltimore's Chris Davis in home runs and RBI's.

While Cabrera's success is quite an accomplishment it pales in comparison to the hitting achievements of Tigers Hall of Famer Ty Cobb.

The man known as the Georgia Peach won 9 consecutive batting titles while wearing the Olde English D from 1907 to 1915.