What a weekend! There’s so much to be said and to appreciate about Miguel Cabrera hitting his 500th home run, and getting that much closer to his all-but-certain Hall of Fame entry. As Tigers fans, it feels joyous getting to celebrate such an enormous feat in what already feels like a turning point season for the Tigers. But we aren’t the only ones experiencing the thrill alongside Miggy.
Yesterday, celebratory messages and videos from former Tigers, other members of the 500 club, and even celebrities began pouring in via social media. So we put them all together for you to enjoy.
First off, before we get into the kudos, enjoy this behind the scenes footage from the Tigers clubhouse following the game. Make sure to swipe through the different options for a speech from AJ Hinch.
From JV to Miggy.— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) August 22, 2021
The man of the hour gets a big shout out from his former Tigers teammate, @JustinVerlander. #Miggy500 | #DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/79cAVsGytc
Welcome to the 500 Club, Miggy! pic.twitter.com/oFT8nGre16— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 22, 2021
From one member of the 500 Home Run Club to the newest...— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) August 23, 2021
Ken Griffey Jr. sends his congratulations to @MiguelCabrera! pic.twitter.com/vfHqHiMPp5
From Torii, Nick, JV, Gardy, Leyland and all of your teammates:— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 22, 2021
Congrats Miggy! pic.twitter.com/BYtBqvZLOo
Jim Leyland congratulating Miguel Cabrera on home run number 500. #DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/VqENxfrwoA— Justin Groc (@jgroc) August 22, 2021
HE DID IT!! Felicidades @MiguelCabrera ❤️ https://t.co/RrBSq0X2qg— Jake Rogers (@_JROG_) August 22, 2021
None other than Dontrelle Willis, who came to Detroit with Miggy in that massive trade with the Marlins.
Congrats to my boy @MiguelCabrera for hitting 500!! pic.twitter.com/RCsdc4lXiE— Dontrelle Willis (@DTrainMLB) August 22, 2021
A day I’ll never forget. Congrats to one of the greatest ever on 500 home runs!! #Miggy500 pic.twitter.com/RlVdY0oVHV— Grayson Greiner (@ggreiner21) August 22, 2021
Congrats to 500HR now let’s get to 3,000 #mybrother #mentor #elpapadeloshelados pic.twitter.com/2udIv0ikpq— Jeimer Candelario (@jeimer24C) August 22, 2021
Earlier this year @MiguelCabrera passed Babe Ruth in all time hits.- I said “Babe Ruth, huh? That’s pretty cool”- he looked at me and said “yah, that’s pretty cool, huh?”— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) August 23, 2021
Miggy. Thank you for your friendship & for letting me witness history in baseball. A dream that we dream.
Trabajo, constancia y disciplina @MiguelCabrera no sé cuántos turnos tomaste para conseguir #500homeruns? De hecho no soy un estadista o matemático del béisbol, solo sé que soy un venezolano más que se siente orgulloso por la hazaña que acabas de lograr. Felicidades hermano pic.twitter.com/JE7RxYNvrC— Johan Santana (@johansantana) August 22, 2021
.@MiguelCabrera becomes the 28th player in history to join the 500 home run club! The Venezuelan hit a walk-off homer in his big league debut in 2003. In 2012, during his MVP season, he became the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years Congrats on 500, Miggy! @tigers pic.twitter.com/Bjc4shXx6C— MLBPA (@MLBPA) August 22, 2021
2 MVPs, 4 batting titles, the only Triple Crown of the Divisional Era, 500 homers.— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 22, 2021
Congrats to @tigers slugger @MiguelCabrera on yet another career milestone! #Miggy500 pic.twitter.com/E4qf0AMtLx
It wasn’t just players, as Tigers superfan, actor Jeff Daniels, had his own reaction.
Someone call Cooperstown. #Miggy500— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) August 22, 2021
Jeff Daniels was just one of many local Detroit celebs who wanted to wish Miggy well.
When you hit HR #500, the stars from your adoptive city tend to want to wish you congrats. Detroit has quite a few famous personalities and they were kind enough to take a moment to wish Miggy well on his historic moment. #DetroitRoots | #Miggy500 | @tigers pic.twitter.com/gVV74nm6f6— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) August 22, 2021
And beloved Tigers artist Roar of the Tigers might be the reason it happened on Sunday.
FINALLY 500. Probably only happened cause I decided to work on this during the game today, just sayin. pic.twitter.com/fDikM0jdRe— Roar of the Tigers (@RoarTigers) August 22, 2021
And since no one caught the big game ball... it was pretty easy to get it back.
5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ has been collected, authenticated and presented to @MiguelCabrera. pic.twitter.com/e3d6vLxICX— Detroit Tigers Authentics (@DETAuthentics) August 22, 2021