Monday, May 23, 2016

Miguel Cabrera collects career double #500

Tonight in Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Tigers 1st Baseman Miguel Cabrera smacked his 500th career double against the Philadelphia Phillies at Comerica Park.

The Tigers tweeted out a picture of the historic base that Cabrera stopped at after hitting his 500th double.

                                       ⚾⚾ Photo from @DETROITTIGERSPR via Twitter ⚾⚾

Cabrera hit his 8th double of the year off of Philly reliever Colton Murray in the 7th inning, putting him in a tie for 67th place all-time in big league baseball history, joining Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners player Jon Olerud and Hall of Famer Goose Goslin, who played for the Tigers in the 1930s.

The career doubles leader of all-time is the great Tris Speaker.

The HOF outfielder crushed an amazing 792 doubles in his 22 year big league career with the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, and Philadelphia Athletics. 

Cincinnati Reds/Phillies/Montreal Expos INF/OF Pete Rose is 2nd, with 746 doubles, followed by HOF Cardinals 1st Baseman Stan Musial, 725, Tigers HOF Outfielder Ty Cobb, w/ 724 , and Houston Astros HOF catcher/2nd Baseman /Outfielder Craig Biggio, w/ 668 career two baggers.

Oh, by the way, Cabrera tonight went 3-3, 2 runs scored, a walk, and career home runs number 417 and 418, and is now hitting .327 on the season.

Cabrera is coming off a week where he was named Co-American League Player of the Week with Tigers teammate Cameron Maybin,.

The Tigers will continue the series with the Phillies tomorrow night.

Play Ball!

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