The 2023 season is historic for Detroit Tigers legend and future Hall-of-Famer Miguel Cabrera, as the veteran slugger is playing out the final season of his Major League career.
This season has been a farewell tour of sorts for Cabrera.
The 40-year-old came up to the Majors in 2003 with the Florida Marlins and helped guide them to a World Series title.
He joined the Tigers in 2008 and has been with the organization ever since.
On Sunday, he played his final game at T-Mobile Park as the Tigers matched up with the Seattle Mariners.
Cabrera tipped his hat to the Seattle crowd, who gave him a standing ovation.
On Twitter, the Mariners posted a touching message, wishing the Tigers legend well in his future endeavors.
Congrats on a terrific career, @MiguelCabrera 👏
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 16, 2023
The Mariners won the game by a final score of 2-0.
But that didn’t take away from the touching moment Cabrera got to experience in Seattle.
In their message, the Mariners congratulated Cabrera on a historic career and thanked him for all the smiles, crediting him for reminding people that baseball should always be fun.
Cabrera certainly plays with a ton of positive energy, which is infectious among his teammates and others throughout the league.
The two-time MVP and 12-time All-Star clearly has fun when he plays baseball.
Cabrera’s career has certainly been full of such experiences.
He also owns four batting titles, seven Silver Slugger Awards, and a Triple Crown.
But Sunday was Mariners fans’ last chance to say goodbye to the Tigers legend and future Hall-of-Famer.
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