Miguel Cabrera‘s career has been nothing short of legendary.
The Detroit Tigers slugger is a 12-time All-Star, a seven-time Silver Slugger, a four-time batting champion, and a two-time AL MVP.
He also is a former National League Rookie of the Year and World Series champion, having accomplished those feats with the Florida Marlins in 2003.
However, after several years of dominance and legendary moments, Cabrera’s career is winding down, and the veteran slugger will in fact be retiring at the end of this season.
On Twitter, the Tigers posted a graphic of Cabrera with a caption that read, “The final chapter begins now.”
The final chapter begins now. pic.twitter.com/l2Hp96MrTo
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) February 20, 2023
And so, the final chapter begins.
Cabrera has been one of the game’s best hitters his entire career.
He has a total of 3,088 career hits, 507 home runs, a career .308 batting average, a .908 OPS, and a WAR of 67.7.
There is no denying that once his career is officially over, Cabrera belongs in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Last season, he picked up his 3,000th career hit, and more legendary accomplishments could be in store for 2023 as the future Hall-of-Famer prepares for one last ride.
The 39-year-old made his MLB debut on June 20, 2003 and has been one of the game’s most consistent hitters ever since.
Now, similarly to Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina last season, Cabrera will prepare for a farewell tour of his own.
During his time in Detroit, he helped guide the Tigers to four AL Central titles and three ALCS appearances.
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