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Detroit Tigers Top 10 Most Memorable Moments of 2016

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Apr 15, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler runs to first on a leadoff single during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 15, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler runs to first on a leadoff single during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 27, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a three run home run in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a three run home run in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

6. Miguel Cabrera reaches jaw-dropping milestones

Just when it seems like he’s on a downturn, Cabrera just keeps hitting. In 2016, the best hitter in baseball reached a handful of milestones. In 2016, he hit seven new milestones. They include:

  • Hits: 2500
  • RBI: 1500
  • Runs Scored: 1300
  • Home run: 450
  • Double: 500

He also had his 12th season of more than 100 RBIs. One of the most amazing milestones he reached after only 14 years in the MLB was hitting a home run against every MLB team. He did this on June 28 against the Miami Marlins. He also reached a milestone that only the best power hitters achieve: he had his 1500th strikeouts in 2016.

It’s already a known fact that Cabrera’s statistics are comparable to iconic baseball players like Hank Aaron, Frank Robison, Ken Griffey, Willie Mays, Manny Ramirez, and Mickey Mantle. Cabrera’s biggest contemporary competition is fellow slugger Albert Pujols.

To make 2016 even better for Miggy, he also achieved the rare feat of hitting a home run OUT of Comerica Park. Enjoy.

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