The Detroit Tigers dropped the series opener (and plenty of pop ups) on Tuesday night, but Miguel Cabrera tacked on another hit.
The eyes of nearly every Detroit Tigers fan were trained on Miguel Cabrera against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, and they witnessed him inch closer to the 3,000 hit milestone.
Cabrera notched his 2,996th career hit in the bottom of the second inning, taking a 3-2 slider from Yankees ace Gerrit Cole and knocking it up the middle for a single, capped off with a wave and kiss to the crowd.
But Detroit Tigers fans aren’t the only ones keeping tabs on Miguel Cabrera.
In the early morning hours on Wednesday, Cincinnati Reds first baseman, Canadian treasure, and Miggy’s number one fan Joey Votto, made a confession on Twitter:
I would love to be a fly on the wall for a Votto and Cabrera conversation at first base.
Votto joining Twitter is one of the best things to happen to that app in years, but seeing the appreciation between two of baseball’s best is exactly what baseball needs to grow the game.
Just four hits away, Cabrera is well on his way to becoming a member of the 3,000 hits club, joining the ranks of Tigers greats Al Kaline and Ty Cobb, and everyone is patiently, and impatiently, waiting to observe history.
As fans, we’ve been lucky to witness one of the greatest hitters of all time in a Detroit Tigers uniform. It’s clear that even other baseball legends, like Joey Votto, are appreciating just how much of an impact Cabrera has had on the game of baseball.
He may have handed his spot at first base over to Spencer Torkelson, but everyone is still watching Miggy.
In true Miguel Cabrera fashion, he’s having plenty of fun along the way.