KANSAS CITY -- Victor Martinez's career season continues to defy his age. In Friday night's 10-1 win over the Royals, the 35-year-old entered historic territory with it.
When Martinez drove in Miguel Cabrera with a single in Friday's first inning, he ensured his fifth 100-RBI season and his first since 2011, Martinez's first year as a Tiger. Never, however, had he posted 30 homers to go with it.
At age 35, Martinez became the third-oldest player in history to post his first 30-homer, 100-RBI season. Only Carlton Fisk and Edgar Martinez did so at a greater age, both at 37. Fisk hit 37 homers to go with 107 RBIs in 1985, while Edgar Martinez hit 37 homers with a league-high 145 RBIs in 2000.
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