Miguel Cabrera reaches 3,000 hits: Mike Trout, Alex Rodriguez, Justin Verlander, more share congratulations

Miguel Cabrera included another line to his famous resume Saturday. The Detroit Tigers star notched his 3,000th profession struck versus the Colorado Rockies, making him simply the 33rd gamer in MLB history to do so. 

Fans in Comerica Park didn’t need to wait wish for Cabrera’s historical hit. Cabrera, who batted 3rd, struck a single to best field on his really first at-bat to get the event began early. Cabrera’s previous Tigers colleague, José Iglesias, welcomed him with a big hug after he reached very first base. 

Cabrera was a foolproof Hall of Famer prior to Saturday however his 3,000th hit invited him into a much more special club in baseball. The 39-year-old Venezuelan is now amongst just 7 gamers with a minimum of 3,000 hits and 500 crowning achievement, a group likewise including Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray and Rafael Palmeiro. Cabrera struck his 500th crowning achievement last August. 

Though history most likely will not keep in mind the two-day wait, Cabrera might’ve taped his 3,000th hit Thursday versus the New York Yankees when he stepped to the plate for the last time in the 8th inning. But Cabrera didn’t get an opportunity to because Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone purposefully strolled him to the discouragement of numerous Tigers fans. 

Cabrera, an 11-time All-Star, has actually won 2 MVPs, a Triple Crown, 4 batting titles, 7 Silver Sluggers and ended up being a World Series champ with the Marlins in 2003. He’s had a remarkable profession, to state the least, and the baseball world responded fittingly to his most current achievement. 

The Tigers provided Cabrera an icon’s event Saturday with customized messages from his colleagues, other members of the 3,000-hit club and even an initial tune. 

Detroit’s other expert sports groups, the NHL’s Red Wings and NFL’s Lions, likewise provided unique shoutouts to among the city’s finest professional athletes ever. 

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Rodriguez each paid their aspects. Cubs starter Marcus Stroman likewise shared his well dreams.

Justin Verlander, Cabrera’s previous Tigers colleague shared his assistance. Actor Jeff Daniels, a Michigan native and veteran Tigers fan, likewise applauded Cabrera for his historical achievement. 

A Venezuela native, Cabrera has actually motivated his nation by turning into one of its most accomplished professional athletes ever. Former MLB pitcher Johan Santana, a fellow Venezuelan, acknowledged his function with a message that equates to “Congratulations Venezuela.” Another fellow Venezuelan, Orioles catcher Robinson Chirinos, shared a congratulatory message that equates to “Congratulations Miguel Cabrera, all Venezuelans rejoice with you.”

Former colleague, left-hander Dontrelle Willis, likewise shared his congratulations with Cabrera.

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