On June 16, 2017, the Detroit Tigers finally got to see their superstar do what he does best. Miguel Cabrera, marred in a power drought that would last the whole season, delighted hometown fans by blasting a walk-off two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays reliever Tommy Hunter.
The home run was Miggy’s first since May 20.
Cabrera had a rough season in 2017. He hit .249 with 16 home runs and posted a meager 91 wRC+.
His lowest full-season wRC+ in a Tiger uniform before 2017 was a 129, posted in 2008.
Plenty of rumors surrounded Miggy during his tumultuous season: injuries, trouble at home, disillusions with the team, etc.
One thing is for sure though, Miggy will be given every chance to rebound in 2018.
With Victor Martinez still in the fold, Miggy will be the every day first baseman next season. His contract makes him nearly impossible to trade, so he will be out there padding his Hall of Fame resume and helping the young core of the Detroit Tigers grow and develop together.
Hopefully, he can provide plenty more moments like this one.