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“Lucky Enough to Be In Stands”- Super Bowl Champion Matthew Stafford Heaps Praise on Miguel Cabrera After His 3000th Hit in MLB

Published 04/24/2022, 7:43 AM EDT

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The Detroit Tigers veteran slugger Miguel Cabrera finally registered his name in the MLB record book on Sunday. Notably, Cabrera got his 3000th hit against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. With this, the Tigers star earned several records to his name.

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To witness Cabrera’s historic 3000th hit, even NFL superstar and Super Bowl champion with the LA Rams, Matthew Stafford was also in the stands. And after missing out on his record hit in the last few games, Cabrera came with a different mindset in the ballpark against the Rockies.


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After completing his 3000 hits in MLB, Cabrera, along with Albert Pujols, are the only active players in MLB to do so. Not only this, the Tigers slugger became only one of the very few players in the MLB history to have 3000 hits and 500 home runs.

LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford lauds Miguel Cabrera’s achievement

Notably, after missing out on the last few games, Cabrera was also desperate to reach the milestone. And on Saturday, while playing against the Colorado Rockies, he did. Not only did Cabrera achieve his landmark milestone but also helped the Tigers to defeat the Rockies in a one-sided game.

Not only fans, but the LA Rams legendary quarterback Matthew Stafford also made his appearance in the Comerica Park to witness the historic moment. He also heaped some high praise on the veteran slugger. Stafford said that he considers himself lucky to be in the stands and watch Cabrera make history.


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“Obviously, I was lucky enough to be in the stands,” Matthew Stafford said. “And see what a pro that guy has been Miguel for this city for so many years. What a professional hitter! Great guy to be around. So cool to be able to be lucky in the stadium when he makes history like that.”


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Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Rams won this year’s Super Bowl by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the final. And Stafford had played an instrumental role for the Rams throughout the season.


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Now, with his 3000th hit completed, what should Miguel Cabrera eye for in the last few years of his MLB career?

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Abhishek Kumar


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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.
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