Miguel Cabrera, a future Hall of Famer with the Tigers, became the 33rd member of the renowned 3,000-hit club on Saturday against the Rockies, solidifying his place as the illustrious list’s 33rd member.
In the scoreless game, the hit, a single, occurred in the first inning.
Cabrera was asked about perhaps reaching his 3,000th hit against the Yankees on Thursday after recording his 2,999th hit against them on Wednesday night.
“A Yankees scout told me, ‘If you’re going to make it, it’ll be as a pitcher.’ Cabrera joked, “He was fired.”
Cabrera ultimately went 0-for-3 with an intentional walk in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game, causing the baseball world to explode, and Cabrera instead reached the historic milestone this weekend against the Rockies.
Cabrera has remained focused on helping the Tigers win games despite all of the hype surrounding his hits record.
For Cabrera, who is in the twilight of his career at 39 years old, Saturday is yet another reminder of the kind of career the 11-time All-Star has had.
Now that the milestone is behind him, he can concentrate on the team’s accomplishments as the Tigers attempt to win the AL Central for the first time since 2014.