With a hit in the third inning on Sunday, Miguel Cabrera became the 100th player in major league history to reach the 2,500-hit mark. Cabrera’s single off of Trevor Bauer loaded the bases with no outs. The slugger came around to score on a two-out single by Erick Aybar.
Cabrera joins Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Mel Ott , Alex Rodriguez, and Robin Yount in reaching 2,500 hits in his age-33 season, per the Tigers PR.
Cabrera will need another 13 hits to move up to 99th on the all-time hits leader list, a spot currently held by Jimmy Ryan (1885-1903, mostly with the Cubs).
Most of those hits have come in Detroit’s uniform: 1,658. That’s good for the 11th most while wearing the Old English D. He also had 842 as a Marlin.
Ty Cobb is the franchise leader with 3,900 hits in a Tigers uniform. Cabrera will need another 87 hits to tie the 1,745 mark of Donie Bush, currently good for top-10 in Tigers history.