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Miguel Cabrera has a big day, picks up his 2,000th career hit

Apr 4, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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On the one hand, as Aaron once pointed out (and got killed for it), the 2,000-hit club is not the most exclusive club on the planet. On the other hand, Miguel Cabrera is accelerating right the heck past 2,000 while still firmly in his prime, so it’s not like it’s the only club he’s going to belong to.

And he definitely has his foot on the gas today. Cabrera is 4-for-5 with three RBI against the Orioles this afternoon, and his fourth hit was number 2,000. And it was a two-run homer. It was his first homer on the year and the three RBIs today are his first three of the season.

The Tigers are leading 10-2 as I type this. And the best active hitter in baseball is a big reason why.  Welcome to the club, Miguel.


  1. historiophiliac - Apr 4, 2014 at 5:22 PM


    • proudlycanadian - Apr 4, 2014 at 6:43 PM

      For the second year in a row, I lucked out and had the first pick in my fantasy draft. Both times I went with Miggy.(Our scoring downgrades steals, so he is the clear favorite over Trout.) Somehow, I also ended up with old blue eye.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 4, 2014 at 6:44 PM


      • proudlycanadian - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:32 PM

        Thank you very much.

  2. lazlosother - Apr 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    It may not be the most exclusive club, but I can’t think of a non-pitcher who doesn’t want to join it.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      Apparently only 9 other people have done it by age 31, so, it seems kinda impressive.

    • Wesley Clark - Apr 4, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      Well, there are less than 300 people in this club… it is pretty exclusive.

  3. jwbiii - Apr 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    And with a home run. Nice. &iexcle;Si, mf!

    • jwbiii - Apr 4, 2014 at 5:55 PM

      Uh, ¡Si, mf!

  4. jimeejohnson - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Worth every million.

  5. joehahntpt - Apr 4, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    I can wait to see what the back of his baseball card looks like in 9-10 years. He more than likely won’t touch the 700 home run club, but he could be in the top 10 of a LOT of offensive categories!

    • genericcommenter - Apr 5, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      I’m being optimistic, too, but there are plenty of guys (including all-time greats) who were almost finished by his age.

  6. Old Gator - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    “There will be no dismantling.”
    -Scrooge McLoria at the 2003 Championship Parade party

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