Miguel Cabrera has been a has been a staple of the Detroit Tigers organization for fourteen years. He has ridden the highs and lows, been to a World Series, and won a Triple Crown. For his efforts, Cabrera is creeping toward not only 3,000 hits, but also 500 home runs. What is extra remarkable about this is that no player in Major League Baseball history has ever completed both in the same season. With sixty games remaining, Cabrera sits 66 hits away from 3,000 and just 5 home runs away from 500. It would be a stretch for both to be achieved by the end of 2021, but a classic Miguel Cabrera hot streak would be a sight to behold.
The Tigers recently put up “Milestone Trackers” in left field to inspire Cabrera and push him over the magic numbers. It should also be mentioned that Tigers’ fans should feel honored to get to watch a Hall of Famer go out every night and don the Olde English D. While he has not been “vintage Miggy,” he has provided some special moments this season, passing baseball legends with each hit and home run. We can’t forget his Opening Day home run in the snow, either. Being able to watch someone play the game with as much talent and have as much fun as Miguel Cabrera does on a daily basis is not something that Detroit Tigers’ fans should take for granted.
Miggy hit Number 495 last night against the Twins: