with Michael Cabrera Not being lined up for the Detroit Tigers' last game of the season, the Venezuelan will have to wait until 2023 to continue climbing the lifetime chart of hits in the best baseball in the world.
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It will be on March 30 of next year at the Rays' home, when the boy from La Pedrera resumes his path to 3.100 hits, in what will be his 40-year-old season and the last of his career in Major League Baseball. .
Likewise, “Miggy” finished the 2022 harvest, batting for an average of .254; product of 101 hits in 297 at-bats, including 10 doubles and five homers, in addition to 43 RBIs, 25 runs scored, a stolen base, 126 bases reached and an OPS of .622 in 112 games and 433 plate appearances.
More milestones await
Meanwhile, his career totals show that with 507 homers, he's two short of tying Gary Sheffield, four short of Mel Ott and five short of Ernie Banks and Eddie Matthews.
Similarly, with 5.250 bases reached, his next target is Ken Griffey Jr. (5.271), while when he hits 5.300, he'll be one of 15 hitters with that many total pads. From there he will seek to catch up with Dominican Adrián Beltré (5.309).
For his part, with 1.131 extra-base hits, he will seek to hunt down Ty Cobb (1.136) and a little further is Beltré himself (1.151), while in the section of lines produced, with a total of 1.847, he will seek to catch up with Mel Ott (1.860) and Cap Anson, who, according to Baseball-Reference, brought 1.880 runs to the plate over 22 seasons with the Chicago Cubs in the National League.
All of that, and of course to keep racking up more numbers and make a good impression in his last season in the Major Leagues. Miguel will also receive farewells and recognition for what has been a magnificent career.