MLB stars congratulate Cabrera on his 3,000th hit
Miguel Cabrera has joined an elite club, recording his 3,000th career hit with a single off Antonio Senzatela against the Colorado Rockies. Cabrera is also just the seventh player in major league history with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs, joining Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeiro, Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez.
Cabrera has been an utter force of nature at the plate from nearly the moment he entered the league, and he is still a daunting presence in his 20th season. A long career. 310 hitter, he led major league baseball in batting average four times, hitting over . 320 for five years straight. He won the 2012 AL MVP with a .330/.393/. 606 line, earning the first Triple Crown in 45 years, and won the MVP award again the next year by hitting .348/.442/. 636, with 44 home runs in both seasons. In addition to those laurels, Cabrera has won seven Silver Sluggers and helped lead the Marlins to the 2003 World Series title.
As a tribute to his status as a respected veteran, Cabrera’s achievement was honored by some of the most prominent names in baseball.
Congrats @MiguelCabrera 3k!!!
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) April 23, 2022
Congrats to the legend @MiguelCabrera on 3000!
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) April 23, 2022
Just watched @MiguelCabrera get his 3000th hit. Arguably the greatest right handed hitter of all times.
— Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) April 23, 2022
— Brent Suter (@bruter24) April 23, 2022
— Robinson Chirinos (@robinson28ch) April 23, 2022
— Mitch Haniger (@M_Hanny17) April 23, 2022
— eduardo jose escobar (@escobardelapica) April 23, 2022
Wow 3000. Way to go my brother pic.twitter.com/PwXSO1B6Uf
— Dontrelle Willis (@DTrainMLB) April 23, 2022
One of the greatest teammates and smartest hitters I’ve ever met. Congratulations to the goat! https://t.co/2VPB2G2lfU
— Derek Holland (@Dutch_Oven45) April 23, 2022
In that pitch ten fold. It was a huge help to me as a rookie to hear a guy tell you that one of your pitches played. This is something I will never forget. Miggy, you are truly a legend.
— Trevor “IamTrevorMay” May (@IamTrevorMay) April 23, 2022
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