On Sunday afternoon in Chicago Miguel Cabrera became just the 4th Detroit Tigers player to hit 300 home runs when he hit his 30th homer of the season off ChiSox starter Chris Sale in the 1st inning of the Tigers 5-3 win.
Cabrera joins Tigers HOF hitters Al Kaline, 399 HRs, Norm Cash, 373 HRs, and Hank Greenberg, 306 HRs, as the only Detroit players to hit 300+ HRs wearing the famed Olde English D.
Cabrera also homered off Sale in the 3rd inning, another solo shot, bringing his career home run record to 439.
With a month left in the 2016 season, it's possible Cabrera will be around 445 career dingers, and with another year like this is 2017, we're looking at early 2018 for Miggy belting career home run 500.
Cabrera will be 35 in 2018, and is also just 509 hits away from 3,000 career base hits, sitting at 2,491 after collecting 4 hits yesterday.
Only 5 players... Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, Raphael Palmiero, and Alex Rodriguez have accumulated both 3,00 hits and 500 homers, with the Angels Albert Pujols soon to join the club, just 195 base knocks away from 3,000...to go along with his 589 home runs.
Also, no Detroit Tigers player has ever hit 500 HRs as a Tiger hitter...Cabrera can become the first if he gets to 638 career dingers.
Miggy hit 138 homers as a member of the Florida Marlins from 2003-08.
Congratulation! to Miguel on joining the Tigers HR list...I'm sure when all is said and done the club record book will be top heavy with Miggy's name at the top.