Miguel Cabrera, perhaps the most influential member of the Detroit Tigers since the turn of the millennium, has had a wonderful career so far.
The future Hall of Famer won two MVP awards, a Triple Crown, a World Series title and multiple batting crowns.
Silver Slugger awards and All-Star spots are also on his list of accomplishments.
The next goal?
Reach 3,000 visits in MLB.
He’s currently at 2,999 but couldn’t get the one he needed in Thursday’s game against the New York Yankees.
But don’t worry: he will have more chances, and the schedule gives him the opportunity to achieve that elusive success in front of his fans at Comerica Park.
Do you know what would be cool, though?
If he did it with a home run.
In fact, check out this information from Bally Sports Detroit.
“DID YOU KNOW? Miggy’s first success in MLB: HR. Miggy’s 1000th success in MLB: HR. Miggy’s 2000th MLB success: HR,” they tweeted.
DID YOU KNOW? 🤔
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) April 21, 2022
It’s easy to dream that Cabrera’s 3,000th shot was a Homer
It would be absolutely amazing if Cabrera’s 3,000th hit came on a towering home run as the crowd went wild.
Only 32 batters have 3,000 or more hits in MLB.
Even though fans and the media tend to value rate stats more than totals at this point in history, it’s still a well-respected record.
He would be mentioned in the same sentence as Derek Jeter, Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Paul Molitor, Cal Ripken Jr., Willie Mays, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Ichiro Suzuki, Craig Biggio, Rod Carew, Roberto Clemente, and only a few others.
Another fun fact is that he is currently at 599 career doubles.
If his next move was a double sack, he would kill two birds with one stone.
Get ready, because it’s going to be a huge weekend in Detroit.