Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera may be spending his 19th season in Major League Baseball with a non-contending team but he is the veteran leader of a young team while also chasing some milestones. Saturday, Cabrera knocked off another milestone with his home run in the sixth inning of a 5-2 extra-innings Tigers’ win over the Blue Jays. It was not just his 13th of the season but his 500th career home run.
Sunday’s home run off the bat of Cabrera makes him the 28th MLB player to reach 500 career home runs.
Cabrera received several congratulation throughout the day from other Detroit sport teams, former teammates like Justin Verlander, and even opposing players like Ken Griffey Jr. A whole video consisting of 500 home run club members was shared on the Tigers’ Twitter page.
Stats & Info
- First Venezuelan born MLB player to reach 500 career home runs.
- 6th foreign born MLB player to reach 500 career home runs.
- 1st MLB player to hit career home run No. 500.