Among the dozens of ways an MLB team has to honor a departing star, the Detroit Tigers made sure to think outside the box and did something unique.
To celebrate Miguel Cabrera’s career, achievements, and heritage, the Tigers are opening a restaurant with some of the most renowned Venezuelan dishes.
“The Tigers have launched a pop-up restaurant in honor of Miguel Cabrera. The experience features food from one of Miggy’s favorite local restaurants, El Rey de las Arepas, as well as Cabrera-themed decorations and summaries of his career accomplishments,” MLB Life tweeted.
The Tigers have launched a pop-up restaurant in honor of Miguel Cabrera
The experience features food from one of Miggy's favorite local restaurants, El Rey de las Arepas, as well as Cabrera-themed decorations and summaries of his career accomplishments pic.twitter.com/1uRvJHGubP
— MLB Life (@MLBLife) September 15, 2023
The restaurant is called “El Rey” (The King) and features the famous arepas, cachapas, fried plantains, passion fruit juice, and other famous dishes.
Of course, it will also have bits of information of Cabrera’s career and the aura of one of the most accomplished right-handed hitters of modern time.
2023 will be Cabrera’s last season as an active player.
He is hitting .252/.316/.338 with three home runs in 290 at-bats.
Chronic back issues have virtually sapped all his power, but those who have followed baseball and the Tigers for a while know that in his prime, Cabrera had power to spare.
In fact, he has 623 career doubles and 510 home runs, numbers that go nicely with his incredible contact ability.
He has slashed a cool .307/.382/.519 with a .901 OPS.
When he was at his best, he won two MVP awards, a World Series, and multiple batting crowns.
He also had the most recent hitting Triple Crown in the American League, in 2012.
He has had a career to remember, and that’s exactly what the Tigers intend with this new idea: keeping the memory of his achievements intact.NEXT: The Tigers Have A Rising Star In Kerry Carpenter