Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera continues his farewell tour.
The Tigers are 9 video games behind the AL Central chief and 13 video games again within the Wild Card race, so they aren’t going anyplace this season.
Nonetheless, followers who’ve supported the workforce and gone to the stadium have seen a legend of the sport for a minimum of one final time earlier than he retires after the 2023 marketing campaign.
Cabrera hasn’t had a very good season, however he retains accumulating hits and strengthening his already stable Corridor-of-Fame case.
“One other knock, one other milestone. 3,142 strikes Miggy right into a tie for nineteenth with Robin Yount on @MLB‘s all-time hits record,” the Tigers tweeted.
One other knock, one other milestone.
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 9, 2023
Solely 18 hitters have extra hits within the historical past of the sport than Cabrera: he tied Milwaukee Brewers legend Robin Yount for nineteenth on the all-time record.
If you would like exclusivity, then take a look at this: solely three gamers in MLB have a minimum of 3,000 hits with a .300 batting common and 500 residence runs.
Cabrera is one in every of them, along with Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.
Oh, and he additionally gained a hitting Triple Crown within the American League, two MVP awards, and a World Collection.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Cabrera is slashing .307/.383/.520 with 508 residence runs, 620 doubles, and 1,864 RBI.
He ought to be a first-ballot Corridor of Famer 5 years from now, and there isn’t any motive why he can’t be a unanimous choice.
He most likely gained’t as a result of some voters choose to be the focus themselves, however he deserves the popularity.
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