It did not take long for Miguel Cabrera to record his 3,000th’s career hit during Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies.
Detroit Tigers fans had to wait a couple of days for fan favorite and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera to record his 3,000th career hit. From getting intentionally walked during the Apr. 21 game against the New York Yankees to a rain delay postponing the Detroit Tigers’ Apr. 22 game against the Colorado Rockies.
Well, it did not take Cabrera long to get the milestone hit on Saturday. In his very first at-bat, Cabrera hit a single to right field to officially join the 3,000 hit club.
With the milestone in the books, MLB Twitter congratulated Cabrera.
MLB Twitter congratulates Miguel Cabrera for recording 3,000th career hit
Cabrera is now the 33rd player to have 3,000 hits to their credit throughout their career. But, as The Athletic’s tweet points out, Cabrera is one of three players to record 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, and have a career batting average over .300. The other two players are Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.
Additionally, Cabrera is the first Venezuelan-born player to join the 3,000 hit club.
Tigers fans did not have to anxiously throughout their Saturday to watch and see if Cabrera would accomplish this feat. It only took one at-bat during a game against the Rockies for Cabrera to enter baseball immortality.