with one song against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, Miguel Cabrera He became the 33rd player in the club affected by 3,000 hits and the seventh player in Major League history to achieve the feat, hitting 500 home runs.
He got the 3000 number in the first half against the bowler Antonio Cinzatellaa Venezuelan colleague, by establishing a single field from an inverse field to a true field.
Cabrera immediately raised his right arm as he headed toward first base. The crowd at Comerica Park gave him a standing ovation and launched fireworks from the scoreboard.
After hitting 2,999 strikes on Wednesday, Cabrera was 0 for 3 on Thursday against the New York Yankees. He was deliberately going in the eighth inning, his fourth and final appearance in the match. Cabrera’s date quest was postponed on Friday, as the scheduled series opener rains down for the Tigers against the Rockies, as part of Saturday’s double header.
Cabrera, 39, is the first Venezuelan-born and seventh Latino player to reach 3,000 points, a roster that includes Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente and Rod Carew as well as Rafael Palmiro, Alex Rodriguez and Adrian Belter. Albert Pujols. Luis Aparicio, the only Venezuelan-born player in the Hall of Fame, has racked up 2,677 injuries in his career.
Cabrera, who won the Triple Crown and his first consecutive MVP award in 2012, became the 28th member of the 500-house club in August. Only six other players have 3,000 injuries and 500 teammates: Hank Aaron, Willie Maes, Palmero, Pujols, Rodriguez and Eddie Murray.
In 2012, Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to win the Triple Crown by leading the MLS in hitting averages, home runs, and RBIs.
Cabrera was 20 years old when he made his league debut with the Marlins in 2003. He helped them win the world championship that year.
The Tigers acquired the Cabrera in the 2007 trade, with Dontrelle Willis also going to Detroit in a deal for Andrew Miller and Cameron Maybin. Cabrera had 842 hits in that time. He is the third player to reach the number 3000 when he was with Detroit, joining Ty Cobb and Al Callen.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.