Miguel Cabrera connected for his 2000th career hit Friday, and it was a doozy. It was a no-doubt, two-run home run to left field in the eighth inning, giving the Tigers a 10-2 cushion over the Orioles and Cabrera a four-hit day.
Cabrera is the ninth player in MLB history to have 2000 or more hits by age 31.
Others to reach 2000 hits before the age of 31: Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Mel Ott, Hank Aaron, Joe Medwick, Jimmie Foxx (con't)— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) April 4, 2014
(con't) Others to reach 2000 hits before the age of 31: Robin Yount and Alex Rodriguez..— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) April 4, 2014
At 30 years, 11 months and 17 days, Miguel Cabrera is the seventh-fastest in MLB history to reach 2,000 hits— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) April 4, 2014
It was Cabrera's 366th HR, by the way.
Did we mention Cabrera's under contract with the Tigers for the rest of his career? Oh you heard about that? Good. Because it's not too early to get to work on that Comerica Park statue. We're watching a hall of famer at work.
Think about that for a moment. Think about the moment when the Tigers acquired Cabrera in a trade with the Marlins in the 2007-08 offseason. Think about how fun he has been to watch for the past six years. Think about how awesome it is to be a Tigers fan because we're the lucky ones who get to watch Cabrera hit for our team.
It's pretty great.