Miguel Cabrera joined the elite club and recorded his 3,000th career hit with Antonia Senzately’s only goal against the Colorado Rockies. Cabrera is also the seventh player in major league history with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs, to Hank Aaron, William Mays, Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeira, Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez.
Cabrera has been an absolute force of nature almost since he joined the league, and in his 20th season he is still depressing. Career shooter .310 led major league baseball batting an average of four times, beating more than 0.320 for five years in a row. In 2012, AL won the MVP with the line .330 / .393 / .606, thus winning the first three-crowns after 45 years, and next year he won the MVP award again, when he hit 0.348 / .442 / .636 with 44 home races in both seasons. In addition to these laurels, Cabrera has won seven Silver Sluggers and helped lead the Marlins to the 2003 World Series title.
As befits his status as a widely respected veteran, Cabrer’s success was celebrated by some of the biggest names in baseball.
Congratulations @MiguelCabrera 3k !!! 🔥🔥🔥
– Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) April 23, 2022
Congratulations to the legend @MiguelCabrera for 3000!
– Marcus Stroman (@ STR0) April 23, 2022
I was just watching @MiguelCabrera get his 3000th hit. Probably the best right-hander of all time.
– Kevin Pillar (@ KPILLAR4) April 23, 2022
Huge congratulations @MiguelCabrera for 3k hits !! One of the best things he’s ever done! https://t.co/D1ruYuTS86
– Brent Suter (@ bruter24) April 23, 2022
Congratulations @MiguelCabrera, we enjoy you all Venezuelans 🇻🇪🇻🇪👏👏🙏 pic.twitter.com/mIaXaH9DLB
– Robinson Chirinos (@ robinson28ch) April 23, 2022
Congratulations @MiguelCabrera to 3000 !! #size
– Mitch Haniger (@ M_Hanny17) April 23, 2022
0003000 visits HISTORY my brother 🔥🔥 @ MiguelCabrera pic.twitter.com/MFZzXkaU4q
– Eduardo Jose Escobar (@escobardelapica) April 23, 2022
Wow 3000. Next, my brother pic.twitter.com/PwXSO1B6Uf
– Dontrelle Willis (@DTrainMLB) April 23, 2022
One of the best teammates and the smartest stoppers I’ve ever met. Congratulations goats !!! https://t.co/2VPB2G2lfU
– Derek Holland (@ Dutch_Oven45) April 23, 2022
Ten times in that field. Just having a guy freshly rewarded with a triple crown to tell you that one of yours on the field is so big for a rookie and it definitely helped me build confidence as a big league player. Something I will never forget. So congratulations Miggy, you really are a legend.
– Trevor “IamTrevorMay” May (@IamTrevorMay) April 23, 2022