Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is enjoying his last few days as a major leaguer.
It’s really the end of an era: of the three right-handed hitters who dominated the league in the last two decades, one already retired last year (Albert Pujols), another one is hanging up his cleats this year (Cabrera), and the last one, Mike Trout, recently turned 32.
Time is an unforgiving jerk, isn’t it?
Cabrera has received gifts, standing ovations, and love everywhere he has gone this year.
MLB’s official Twitter account posted a video with Cabrera’s farewell tour this year and it’s filled with touching moments.
The Miggy farewell tour has been one for the ages. pic.twitter.com/bPg16vk55y
— MLB (@MLB) September 25, 2023
He has greeted friends around the league, he has embraced in long hugs with countrymen, and he has soaked up every applause, every curtain call, and every ovation he has received.
Oh, and the gifts… they have been cool and creative.
He has gotten a surf board, a cheese head, a guitar, a bench made with bats, a frame immortalizing his 500th home run in Toronto, and lots of checks to the Miggy Foundation; not to mention hugs, smiles, handshakes, and universal showings of respect and admiration.
One of the last truly great hitters the game has seen is saying goodbye, a man capable of winning a hitting Triple Crown, two MVP awards, and multiple batting titles.
He also lifted the World Series trophy as a 20-year-old kid in 2003.
Now, he retires as a member of the 3,000-hit, 600-double, 500-homer clubs.
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