The World Baseball Classic will start in 21 days.
It will be the fifth edition of the tournament organized by MLB since 2006.
Venezuela has participated, so far, in each and every one of the previous four editions.
It will be part of the show this time around, too.
Two players have been part of every edition of the Classic, since 2006: Venezuela’s Miguel Cabrera and Mexico’s Oliver Perez.
Not only does Cabrera have that record: he is the only man to hit a home run in each WBC.
“Miguel Cabrera has homered in all 4 World Baseball Classics he has played in. Can he do it again in 2023?”, the official WBC account tweeted.
Miguel Cabrera has homered in all 4 World Baseball Classics he has played in.
Can he do it again in 2023? pic.twitter.com/fuD06FspM5
— World Baseball Classic (@WBCBaseball) February 14, 2023
The Detroit Tigers star went yard in 2006 as a 23-year-old up-and-coming star.
He was with the Miami (then Florida) Marlins back then.
He also did it in 2009, 2013, and in 2017 as a 34-year-old veteran past his prime; all of them with the Tigers.
Cabrera is the captain of the Venezuelan team for the 2023 edition, so he will see some playing time.
He has a chance to retire as the only player to hit a homer in every Classic if he manages to send at least one ball past the fence next month.
He doesn’t have too much power these days, but he is certainly capable of running into one.
You don’t hit 507 home runs over your career by coincidence.
Venezuela’s manager Omar Lopez and fans all over the country hope Cabrera can enter the tournament in top form.
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