Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers and Buster Posey of the Giants paused from their Game 3 preparations on Saturday at Comerica Park to accept the Hank Aaron Award as the outstanding offensive performer in their respective leagues -- the first time in the presentation's history that both winners were participating in the World Series.

Now the question is whether they also will become the first pair of Hank Aaron Award winners to subsequently win their respective leagues' Most Valuable Player Award in the same year. Both players also are candidates for those trophies when the Baseball Writers' Association of America makes those announcements on Nov. 15.

Cabrera won the first Triple Crown since 1967, leading the American League with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs. The Venezuela native became the first Latin-born winner of the Triple Crown. The seven-time All-Star topped the AL with 377 total bases, 84 extra-base hits and a .606 slugging percentage, while he was second with 109 runs scored and 205 hits, fourth with a .393 on-base percentage and seventh with 40 doubles.