Regarding the New Year, Las Mayores -MLB website in Spanish- published a work with the milestones that marked the 2022 season of the best baseball in the world and of course Miguel Cabrera was among the protagonists.
The pride of La Pedrera became on April 23 of this year just the 33rd slugger with 3000 or more hits in MLB history.
The connection came in the first inning of a doubleheader between the Tigers and the Rockies. He singled to right field off countryman Antonio Senzatela's pitches.
At the start of the year, Cabrera needed just 13 hits to join the elite club, which also had only five other Latinos: Roberto Clemente, Rafael Palmeiro, Rod Carew, Adrian Beltré and Alberth Pujols. He picked up the pace and made history early in the season.
Already in 2021 he had become the twenty-eighth player in history with 500 home runs, so his 3000th hit was the icing on the cake in an otherwise extraordinary career.
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The native of Maracay was also the seventh player in history with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs, keeping company with Alex Rodríguez, Pujols, Palmeiro, Eddie Murray, Willie Mays and Henry Aaron.
The other milestones of the year were:
- Albert Pujols and the 700 home runs
- Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina: Most starts as a drummer
- Clayton Kershaw: Líder Dodgers strikeouts
- Aaron Judge and the American League HR record
- Shohei Ohtani: 30 home runs and 200 strikeouts
- Julio Rodriguez: Rookie 25-25
- Gerrit Cole: Yankees record for strikeouts