Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Becomes 33rd MLB Player to Reach 3,000 Career Hits
DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera became the 33rd player in Major League Baseball history to record 3,000 career hits on Saturday in the Tigers’ game against the Rockies.
He reached the mark in the first inning of game 1 of the doubleheader with a single into right field against Colorado Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela.
Cabrera sent the third pitch of his at-bat, on a 1-1 count, between first and second base. Former teammate José Iglesias, a Tiger from 2013-18, was the first to hug Cabrera on the field after reaching the milestone.
He also has 502 career home runs, becoming the seventh player in MLB history to secure 3,000 hits and 500 home runs in a career. Cabrera is currently at 599 career doubles. One more double would make him the third player in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits, 500 home runs and 600 doubles in a career.
Cabrera joins Ty Cobb (4,189) and Al Kaline (3,007) as the only Tigers to reach 3,000 career hits.
Cabrera has been a part of the Tigers since 2008 and has won two MVP awards with Detroit. He also won the Triple Crown in 2012 by leading the American League with 44 home runs, 139 RBI and a .330 batting average.