Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Makes History with 500th Career Homerun

TORONTO – Miguel Cabrera became the 28th player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs Sundaytaking Toronto Blue Jays left-handed starter Steven Matz deep to right-center field in the sixth inning at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

The 38-year-old added to his already impressive resume which includes winner of a Triple Crown, two-time MVP, World Series champion and 11-time All-Star.

The homer marked his 19th this season. Cabrera also became the first Venezuelan born player to reach the mark of 500 homers.

The last player to reach 500 home runs was David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox, who accomplished the milestone on Sept. 12, 2015.

Cabrera joined the Tigers in a December 2007 trade from the Florida Marlins. He reached 200 home runs in his 1,000th career game in August 2009.

By July 2012, Cabrera had his 300th home run. Home run No. 400 came in May 2015.

The next “Miggy Milestone” is 3,000 hits, a list exclusive to 32 players in MLB history.

The 500 Club List:

Barry Bonds: 762

Hank Aaron: 755

Babe Ruth: 714

Alex Rodriguez: 696

Albert Pujols: 676

Willie Mays: 660

Ken Griffey Jr.: 630

Jim Thome: 612

Sammy Sosa: 609

Frank Robinson: 586

Mark McGwire: 583

Harmon Killebrew: 573

Rafael Palmeiro: 569

Reggie Jackson: 563

Manny Ramirez: 555

Mike Schmidt: 548

David Ortiz: 541

Mickey Mantle: 536

Jimmie Foxx: 534

Ted Williams: 521

Frank Thomas: 521

Willie McCovey: 521

Eddie Mathews: 512

Ernie Banks: 512

Mel Ott: 511

Gary Sheffield: 509

Eddie Murray: 504

Miguel Cabrera: 500

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