Miguel Cabrera will be retiring in less than a month. That is hard to believe. He's been such a huge part of many fans' lives — not just Detroit Tigers fan, but baseball fans in general.
As part of Miggy Month here at Motor City Bengals, we thought we'd take a look back at each of Miggy's major milestone home runs. We'll start with his 100th career homer and end with his 500th career bomb.
Each home run will be accompanied by video of the shot, with the exception of his 200th home run. This is going to be a fun ride. We hope you'll come along with us.
Miguel Cabrera's 100th career home run
Miggy's 100th career bomb is the only milestone homer that didn't come when he was with the Detroit Tigers. This one came back on Aug. 23, 2006, when he was with the then-Florida Marlins.
He pulls this ball to left field off Washington Nationals' pitcher Chris Schroder, who came on in relief in the second inning of this game after starter Tony Armas allowed 10 hits and eight runs through 1.2 IP.
As the TV announcer alluded to, this was his second home run of the game. He hit one off Armas earlier in the game.
He had an OPS over 1.000 in 2006 after this game. He was also hitting .341. This wasn't a bad Marlins lineup either, with the likes of a young Hanley Ramirez and prime Dan Uggla. Josh Willingham and Mike Jacobs weren't half bad either.
Miggy was just 23 years old when he hit his 100th career round-tripper. That's just incredible. We may not have known it yet, but we were already in the presence of a generational hitting talent.