Miguel Cabrera is closing in on history.
One more hit and he reaches 3,000 for his career.
The 39-year-old slugger has been at this since 2003 and has been a staple in the Detroit Tigers‘ lineup for years now.
He’s won two MVPs, he’s been an All-Star 11 times, and has won a Triple Crown.
Not to mention, he won a ring in 2003 with the then-Florida Marlins.
But as Cabrera sits at 2,999 hits and is poised to make history, an interesting stat came to light today.
According to MLB on FOX Sports, the rest of the young Tigers lineup for today’s game against the New York Yankees has only 13 more hits combined than Cabrera does on his own.
Heading into today, Miguel Cabrera only had 13 hits less than the rest of the Tigers lineup 🤯
▫️ Miguel Cabrera: 2,999 career hits
▫️ Rest of Tigers lineup: 3,012 career hits combined pic.twitter.com/hO45cuJZH0
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 21, 2022
Miggy The Great
This is a wild stat, and it shows just how good Cabrera is and has been for such a long time.
He’s the veteran voice that the young Tigers players lean on.
He’s a player who has seen it all and accomplished so much.
He is so close to reaching the 3,000-hit mark.
But for him to only have 13 fewer hits than the Tigers lineup does combined all-time is pretty impressive and speaks to ability of Cabrera.
Cabrera is no doubt a legend and somebody who will be enshrined in Cooperstown when it’s all said and done.
The 39-year-old slugger almost certainly will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer when the time comes.
Moments where players make history don’t come around too often and we’re about to see Cabrera give us one of those moments.
And the young players on the Tigers roster will have the treat to witness it as well.
At a certain point, Cabrera may have more hits than the rest of them combined.