With his two hits on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, Miguel Cabrera he reached 3.086 hits in his Major League Baseball career. Placing himself just three behind the figure accumulated by the Japanese Ichiro Suzuki throughout his 19 seasons at the highest level of American professional baseball, with the uniforms of the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and Miami Marlins.
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Also, if he surpasses Ichiro, 'Miggy' will become the third batter born outside the United States with the most connections without enemies. In this line he is only surpassed by Adrián Beltré (3.166) and Albert Pujols (3.382). For what would be another scroll in the already excellent curriculum of the Maracay player in the best baseball in the world.
Similarly, he was only one hit away from triple figures for the 17th time in his career. And if it weren't for the shortened season due to the pandemic in 2020, we would be talking about possibly already 18 harvests with 100 hits or more; also contemplating the injury that limited him to 38 games in 2018. That would place him as just the ninth foreign shoveler and eighth from Latin America with at least 17 contests of that caliber in the Majors.
Additionally, he would be only one contest away, yes, health accompanies him, to match what Luis Aparicio did in each of his 18 seasons with clubs in the American League.
He also reached the thousand games at Comerica Park
Another point to highlight in the career of the 39-year-old Venezuelan, but no less important; is that he reached 1.000 games played at Comerica Park. He is the first to reach the quadruple number of challenges in that park, opened in 2000, replacing Tiger Stadium.
However, Miguel joins Yadier Molina as the only active players with more than 1.000 games played in a single stadium, as the Puerto Rican catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals has seen action in 1.045 games at Busch Stadium. In turn, they are just two of 49 batters in history with at least that number of games in a single precinct.
In that list, David Concepción is included as the other Venezuelan who played more than 1.000 commitments in one venue (1.214, Riverfront Stadium). In addition, other Latinos appear on the list such as Roberto Clemente (1.070, Forbes Field), Bernie Williams (1.039, old Yankee Stadium) and David Ortiz (1.014, Fenway Park).