Miguel Cabrera has been doing it a long time. So long in fact, that he was doing it about six years before we started this blog in 2009. It’s almost hard to believe. I remember in college when he was getting his first hits as a skinny Marlins player.
From hit No. 1 to hit No. 3,000, Miguel Cabrera has been a joy to watch.
Congrats, @MiguelCabrera! pic.twitter.com/fi38kI6Qdj
— MLB Vault (@MLBVault) April 23, 2022
On Saturday I finished mowing my lawn just in time to settle in and see Miguel Cabrera join the 3,000 hit club. In some ways, it was perfect.
It was aways meant to come on a sunny Saturday in Detroit in front of a packed house in a Tigers win.
One of 33 players with 3,000 hits.
Congrats, @MiguelCabrera! pic.twitter.com/0oWJHvmQ6A
— MLB (@MLB) April 23, 2022
And win they did – by a count of 13-0. It’s possible even including Manny Ramirez and Albert Pujols, that this was the greatest right handed hitter of my lifetime. Therefore, I have an immense appreciation for Cabrera and that he saw things come full circle in Detroit.
He even tacked on two more hits to sit currently at 3,002.
I don’t think we ever see another 3,000 hit guy for multiple reasons. So this one was important for me as a lifelong fan to see.