1. Miguel Cabrera’s 3,000th hit on April 23
I mean, come on. What else would it have been? Miggy reached a career milestone, cementing his place in Cooperstown, in front of a sellout crowd at Comerica Park in a game in which the Tigers won via blowout. Truly, a moment doesn’t much better than that. Watch for yourself.
My favorite part about this is that the first player to congratulate him wasn’t even one of his teammates. In fact, it was one of his former teammates, Jose Iglesias, now with the Rockies. He played for the Tigers from late 2013-2018, where he played alongside Miggy for over five seasons.
Another great part about this was that shortly after the celebration subsided, Spencer Torkelson sent a three-run shot over the wall in right field in what seemed like a passing-of-the-baton moment at the time. Obviously there’s still work to be done there, but it was a cool thing to see nonetheless.
This was easily the best moment of the 2022 season. It’s a shame things went so far downhill from here. Here’s to hoping that 2023 brings more good moments than bad ones.