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“One of the Last Greatest Hitters”- Fans React as Miguel Cabrera Secures Historic Feat With 3000th Hit

Published 04/24/2022, 3:12 PM EDT

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First baseman Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers landed a milestone on April 23, 2022, against the Colorado Rockies. Comerica Park erupted after Cabrera scored his 3000th as the fans had been waiting for the last 2 matches for him to score. Cabrera’s fans on Twitter reacted as their favorite Miggy completed this achievement.

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Miguel Cabrera has finally done it! 3000 hits in the MLB. What a journey he has had. Fans were waiting for so long to enjoy Miggy’s milestone. On April 23rd, 2022, Miguel Cabrera scored his 3000th hit against the Colorado Rockies. This turned out to be the ‘Cherry on the Cake’, as the Detroit Tigers crushed the Rockies in a 13-0 game at Comerica Park, Michigan.


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Miggy’s entire MLB journey has been exceptional. He started his MLB ride with the Florida Marlins, now known as the Miami Marlins, back in 2003. Then in 2008, Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Williams got traded to the Detroit Tigers.

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Miggy scored the 3000th in the first inning itself. As soon as the ball touched his bat, he knew that this was it. His teammates, coaches, staff, and opponent Jose Iglesias, who hugged him and congratulated him on this achievement, surrounded him. Then, his family arrived on the ground, and Miggy ran toward them to share the special moment. Twitter was super delighted as well as fans flocked to the platform as they joined the party.

One fan said, “Miguel Cabrera is probably one of the last greatest hitters we will see…”


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“The game has changed too much to where literally most players focus on homers, not actually getting hits, taking what the pitcher gives them. Baseball has really taken a turn for the worst imo,” the fan added.

Another fan had a few words to say about the 3000th. “The best hitter I’m ever going to see. The best Detroit Tiger I might ever see. Miguel Cabrera. I love him, man,” he said.

One fan tweeted, “Former Tiger Jose Iglesias hugging Miguel Cabrera after his 3,000th career hit.”

A fan named said, “I hope everybody understands what they’ve got to watch with Miguel Cabrera on the Tigers. He’s not just a good player, he didn’t just have a super-high peak, he’s had a career that might never be repeated for as long as the game is played.”

Dan Clynick, a Tigers fan, tweeted that this was a glorious day to be a Tigers fan. “It has happened! Miguel Cabrera gets hit #3,000 in his 1st at-bat today! What an absolute legend! Today is such a glorious day to be a Detroit Tigers fan,” said Dan.


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One fan tweeted a video of him watching the game at the stadium. He tweeted, “A historic moment I got to witness, hit #3000 for Miguel Cabrera! 3rd player in MLB HISTORY with 500 homers, 3,000 hits, and a .300+ career batting average. I’ll never forget this play!”


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Cabrera has set the bar quite high for the upcoming MLB players, as this milestone is tougher than we think it is. He must have slept like a proud baby that night. With an enormous fan base like this, Cabrera has gained fans from other clubs as well.

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Written by:

Tanveer Deodhar


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Tanveer Deodhar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a degree in media and communication studies, young Tanveer is a sports enthusiast. With a varied interests, he is an ardent follower of MLB, NBA, NFL, and Formula 1.
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Vibhanshu Kumar