Miggy-watch is over as veteran slugger and Detroit Tigers all-time great Miguel Cabrera makes history with 3,000 hits.
We’ve all been anxiously waiting and trying to predict when fan favorite and future Hall of Fame shoe-in Miguel Cabrera was going to reach 3,000 hits and he’s finally done it, at home in Comerica Park.
Once again, Miggy made history in a Detroit Tigers uniform, becoming only the third Tigers player to get to the 3,000 milestone, joining the legendary ranks of Ty Cobb and Al Kaline.
Cabrera’s career is nothing short of special. When he first debuted in Major League Baseball, his first ever career hit was a home run, his 1000th hit was a home run, and so was his 2000th hit.
Just last year, Miggy blasted his 500th home run in Toronto, becoming only the 28th player in MLB history to achieve such a stat. Not to mention, he’s still chasing another milestone sitting at 599 doubles.
It’s safe to say that Tigers fans are incredibly lucky to be witnessing so much baseball talent from one of their very own and one of the greatest right-handed hitters of all time.
We knew that when Cabrera would undoubtedly notch 3,000, it was always going to be one for the books and it was always going to be an emotional one.
Here are some of the best fan reactions to this incredible Miggy milestone.
And it wasn’t just baseball fans responding. Hardcore hockey fans couldn’t help but cheer too:
For as much as this is an individual accomplishment, Cabrera has been the face of the Tigers franchise for years, and he’s attributed many of his milestones to the team, the fans, and the city. His impact has been felt around baseball, and the first player to hug him was his friend and former teammate, Rockies shortstop Jose Iglesias.
It may have been said that “there’s no crying in baseball,” but today, there definitely is.