Cabrera’s ‘spectacular retirement season’ gives him 509 career homers, ‘tied for 26th in ML history’

Detroit Tigers veteran infielder Miguel Cabrera hit a historic home run.

Cabrera, batting sixth in the lineup against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., on Saturday (June 16), hit a two-run shot to left-center field off Minnesota starter Bailey Ober with one out in the top of the first inning, tying the game at 0-0.

The home run gave Cabrera 509 career home runs, tying him with Gary Sheffield for 26th place on the major league list. It was his first home run since June 15 against the Atlanta Braves and his second of the season, as the 500-homer slugger has seen a significant drop in home runs this year.

Even the player himself couldn’t hide his excitement. Cabrera, who also holds the all-time record for most home runs at Target Field by an away player, extended his total to 114. Cabrera will next challenge Mel Ott (511) for 25th place on the all-time home run list.

Cabrera, who announced his retirement at the end of this season, is in his final season, but he’s making major league history every step of the way. His three-hit performance against Minnesota on Tuesday gave him 3,142 career hits, passing Robin Yount for 19th place on the major league’s all-time hits list.토스카지노

With 15 days to go, Cabrera has 3145 career hits, which would put him within striking distance of 18th-place Paul Warner (3152), 17th-place George Brett (3154), 16th-place Adrian Beltre (3166), and 15th-place Cal Ripken Jr. (3184). Among active players, Cabrera has a commanding lead over Robinson Cano (2639).

The “living legend” is one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball, a 12-time All-Star, seven-time Silver Slugger, and one-time Triple Crown winner (batting average, home runs, and RBI). He is expected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame after this season.

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