Hit 3,000 Delayed as Yankees Walk Miguel Cabrera in Final At-Bat
Miggy’s milestone moment will have to wait a little longer. The Tigers’ slugger is sitting at 2,999 hits after 12 games this season, and Thursday’s game with the Yankees saw him go 0-for-3 before New York intentionally walked him in his final at-bat. The Tigers won the game (3-0), but the fans who hoped to witness history rained down boos on the Yankees. Lucky for Detroit, the Tigers have a three-game home stand this weekend with the Rockies. Miggy is batting .308 on the year, so expect him to make history and join the 3,000-hit club at Comerica Park sometime this weekend.
The 3,000-Hit Club
Only 32 players in MLB history have ever surpassed 3,000 hits. Cabrera is set to become the 33rd. Albert Pujols (3,308 hits) was the last player to break the mark (2018), and he’s the only other active player in the 3,000-hit club.
3,000 Hits, 500 Homers
Cabrera’s 502 career homers will also put him in elite company as the seventh player to achieve 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. The other six include Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeiro, Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols.
Rockies-Tigers Series Schedule
Gm 1: Friday (7:10 pm ET)
Gm 2: Saturday (1:10 pm ET)
Gm 3: Sunday (1:10 pm ET)
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