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Victor Martinez named Tiger of the Year

DETROIT- Victor Martinez has been selected the Tiger of the Year in voting conducted by the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Martinez earned 17 of a possible 21 first place votes to capture the award for the first time in his career. Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler, J.D. Martinez and Max Scherzer each received one vote.

Martinez, 35, won the award after leading the American League with a .409 on-base percentage and 28 intentional walks, while he was second with a .335 batting average and a .565 slugging percentage, third with 57 multi-hit games, tied for fourth with 188 hits and 15 game-winning RBI, fifth with 317 total bases, seventh with 65 extra-base hits, tied for seventh with 103 RBI, eighth with 32 home runs and 10th with a .326 batting average with runners in scoring position.

Since joining the Tigers in 2011, Martinez has batted .321 (548x1706) with 231 runs scored, 109 doubles, 58 home runs and 289 RBI in 455 games.

Miguel Cabrera won the award each of the past two seasons.  

Recipients of the Tiger of the Year Award:

1965 - Don Wert
1966 - Al Kaline
1967 - Bill Freehan
1968 - Denny McLain
1969 - Denny McLain
1970 - Tom Timmerman
1971 - Mickey Lolich
1972 - Ed Brinkman
1973 - John Hiller
1974 - Al Kaline
1975 - Willie Horton
1976 - Mark Fidrych
1977 - Ron LeFlore
1978 - Ron LeFlore
1979 - Steve Kemp
1980 - Alan Trammell
1981 - Kirk Gibson
1982 - Lance Parrish
1983 - Lou Whitaker
1984 - Willie Hernandez
1985 - Darrell Evans
1986 - Jack Morris
1987 - Alan Trammell
1988 - Alan Trammell
1989 - Lou Whitaker  
1990 - Cecil Fielder
1991 - Cecil Fielder
1992 - Cecil Fielder
1993 - Tony Phillips
1994 - Kirk Gibson
1995 - Travis Fryman
1996 - Travis Fryman
1997 - Tony Clark and Bobby Higginson (tie)
1998 - Damion Easley
1999 - Dean Palmer
2000 - Bobby Higginson
2001 - Steve Sparks
2002 - Randall Simon
2003 - Dmitri Young
2004 - Ivan Rodriguez
2005 - Placido Polanco
2006 - Carlos Guillen  
2007 - Magglio Ordonez
2008 - Miguel Cabrera
2009 - Justin Verlander
2010 - Miguel Cabrera
2011 - Justin Verlander
2012 - Miguel Cabrera
2013 - Miguel Cabrera
2014 - Victor Martinez

DETROIT- Victor Martinez has been selected the Tiger of the Year in voting conducted by the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Martinez earned 17 of a possible 21 first place votes to capture the award for the first time in his career. Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler, J.D. Martinez and Max Scherzer each received one vote.

Martinez, 35, won the award after leading the American League with a .409 on-base percentage and 28 intentional walks, while he was second with a .335 batting average and a .565 slugging percentage, third with 57 multi-hit games, tied for fourth with 188 hits and 15 game-winning RBI, fifth with 317 total bases, seventh with 65 extra-base hits, tied for seventh with 103 RBI, eighth with 32 home runs and 10th with a .326 batting average with runners in scoring position.

Since joining the Tigers in 2011, Martinez has batted .321 (548x1706) with 231 runs scored, 109 doubles, 58 home runs and 289 RBI in 455 games.

Miguel Cabrera won the award each of the past two seasons.  

Recipients of the Tiger of the Year Award:

1965 - Don Wert
1966 - Al Kaline
1967 - Bill Freehan
1968 - Denny McLain
1969 - Denny McLain
1970 - Tom Timmerman
1971 - Mickey Lolich
1972 - Ed Brinkman
1973 - John Hiller
1974 - Al Kaline
1975 - Willie Horton
1976 - Mark Fidrych
1977 - Ron LeFlore
1978 - Ron LeFlore
1979 - Steve Kemp
1980 - Alan Trammell
1981 - Kirk Gibson
1982 - Lance Parrish
1983 - Lou Whitaker
1984 - Willie Hernandez
1985 - Darrell Evans
1986 - Jack Morris
1987 - Alan Trammell
1988 - Alan Trammell
1989 - Lou Whitaker  
1990 - Cecil Fielder
1991 - Cecil Fielder
1992 - Cecil Fielder
1993 - Tony Phillips
1994 - Kirk Gibson
1995 - Travis Fryman
1996 - Travis Fryman
1997 - Tony Clark and Bobby Higginson (tie)
1998 - Damion Easley
1999 - Dean Palmer
2000 - Bobby Higginson
2001 - Steve Sparks
2002 - Randall Simon
2003 - Dmitri Young
2004 - Ivan Rodriguez
2005 - Placido Polanco
2006 - Carlos Guillen  
2007 - Magglio Ordonez
2008 - Miguel Cabrera
2009 - Justin Verlander
2010 - Miguel Cabrera
2011 - Justin Verlander
2012 - Miguel Cabrera
2013 - Miguel Cabrera
2014 - Victor Martinez

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