1. 3,000th hit — April 23, 2022
We had to have one of the major milestones at No. 1 on this list, so why not the one that cemented his place in Cooperstown?
On a sunny day in late April, Comerica Park was packed. Everyone there knew Miggy was at 2,999 career hits. Fans showed up in droves in hopes that they would witness history, and they were not disappointed.
Miggy came up in the first inning with a runner on first and one out. He got into a 1-1 count, and with a classic Miggy swing, sent a grounder through the right side for hit No. 3,000.
Teammates, former teammates, and friends and family decsended on to the field to congratulate him on such a tremendous accomplishment. He became just the seventh player in MLB history with 500 home runs and 3,000 hits.
What many Tigers fans thought was cool was the first person to greet him: Jose Iglesias, then with the Rockies, who played for the Tigers from 2013-18. They always had a close relationship, so that was really neat to see.
This moment was something that fans will never forget. It's not often you get to see a player record their 3,000th hit. It takes its rightful place as the best moment of Miguel Cabrera's storied career.