Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is playing his last handful of games at the MLB level.
He is about to put an end to a brilliant 21-year career at the highest levels, in which he has experienced the lows, the highs, and the very highs, too.
The Tigers made sure to celebrate his excellent MLB tenure and pending retirement in style.
A few days ago, they had a number 24 made in the outfield, with a crown on it to honor Cabrera with the number he has used for his entire Tigers stint (since 2008).
Now, they released some really amazing artwork of Cabrera sitting on his throne at Comerica Park.
A seat at baseball's inner circle. pic.twitter.com/6Lbcb90yEJ
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 29, 2023
The excellent illustration also has some of his biggest achievements as a player: 500 home runs, 2-time MVP award winner, 3,000 hits, 600 doubles, 12-time All-Star, seven-time Silver Slugger award winner, and four-time AL batting champion.
Also visible is the Venezuelan flag and the number 24.
Only one hitter in the history of the game has a .300+ lifetime batting average, 600+ doubles, 500+ home runs, 3,000+ hits, multiple MVP awards, and a hitting Triple Crown: Miguel Cabrera.
Up until adding the Triple Crown, Hank Aaron was the only one joining Cabrera in the exclusive group of hitters who have accumulated all those stats in their careers.
Cabrera is one of a kind: as a 20-year-old, baby-faced kid in 2003, he homered off Roger Clemens in the World Series that the Miami Marlins won against the New York Yankees.
Right there, the world knew he was a special hitter.
What he has accomplished in MLB is nothing short of amazing, and he has been one of the greatest right-handed hitters of our time.NEXT: Miguel Cabrera Is Putting On A Show In Final Homestand