Miguel Cabrera has achieved many milestones during his time in Major League Baseball. In 2016, he became the first player to reach 3,000 hits and 300 home runs in a career.
Miguel Cabrera is a three-time MVP and has won two World Series. He joined six highly exclusive MLB clubs with hit No. 3000 and started one of his own.
Miguel Cabrera, the living legend of the Detroit Tigers, had his spot in Cooperstown secured long before he hit his 3,000th career hit this past Saturday.
The 39-year-old is an 11-time All-Star, a seven-time Silver Slugger Award winner, a four-time batting champion, a two-time Hank Aaron Award winner, a two-time American League home run leader, a two-time American League RBI leader, and a two-time AL MVP in his 20th season in Major League Baseball.
Cabrera hit.330 with 44 home runs and 139 RBIs in 2012, the year he earned his first MVP award, and became the first player in four and a half decades to capture the Triple Crown, hitting.330 with 44 home runs and 139 RBIs.
Let’s not forget that as a 20-year-old rookie in 2003, the Venezuelan won a World Series with the Florida Marlins. And that in Game 4, he had a spectacular first-inning at-bat against Roger Clemens that ended with a two-run homer.
Cabrera has a.310/.387/.532 career slash line and was the newest member of the MLB’s exclusive 500 home run club last year. He became the newest member of the 3,000-hit club with a first-inning single against Colorado Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela this past Saturday.
Cabrera, on the other hand, became a member of six different MLB teams with that single. He also began a new one, in which he may never be alone.
When Miguel Cabrera hit his 3,000th hit and began another season, he became a member of six renowned MLB groups.
On April 23, 2022, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers greets the audience after getting his 3,000th career hit | Getty Images/Katelyn Mulcahy
Here are the six elite MLB groups Miguel Cabrera became a member of after he hit his 3,000th career hit.
- One of just seven players in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits and 500 home runs (Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeiro, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez)
- One of just seven Latino players to reach the 3,000-hit plateau (Adrian Beltre, Rod Carew, Roberto Clemente, Rafael Palmeiro, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez)
- One of only four players in baseball history to have 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, and two MVP titles (Willie Mays, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez)
- One of only three players in baseball history to have 3,000 hits, 600 doubles, and 500 home runs (Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols)
- One of just three players in the game who has a lifetime. 500 home runs, 300 average, and 3,000 hits (Hank Aaron, Willie Mays)
- One of only two players in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, win multiple batting championships, and win multiple home run titles (Hank Aaron)
This is rather remarkable.
However, as previously said, there is a new club, and it is exceptionally exclusive since Miggy is the sole member. Cabrera became the first player in MLB history with 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, and a Triple Crown the second he hit his 3,000th hit.
There’s a good likelihood that nobody will join Cabrera in that group for a long time. And that’s if anybody ever joins him.
Baseball Reference provided the statistics.
RELATED: Albert Pujols Is Getting Closer to Beating Barry Bonds’ MLB Record (No, Not That One)