It didn't take long for Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera to get his 3,000 hit Saturday.
In the first inning at Comerica Park, with a 1-1 count, Cabrera knocked a single to right field off Colorado Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatelam a fellow Venezuelan. He's the 33rd player in the majors to reach that milestone, and only the seventh to have both 3,000 hits and 500 homers*.
In a statistics-worshiping sport, Miggy now joins Hank Aaron and Willie Mays as the third player with at least 3,000 hits, 500 homers & a major league career batting average above .300
He's only the second (after Stan Musial) with 3,000 hits, multiple MVPs, multiple batting titles and World Series play.
And get this: Miguel Cabrera has recorded a hit off exactly 1,001 different pitchers (including postseason), according to Joihnny Kane of Bally Sports Detroit, who also tweeted the stats directly above.
Kudos pour in:
Congrats @MiguelCabrera 3k!!!— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) April 23, 2022
Statement from Chairman and CEO of the Detroit Tigers, Chris Ilitch. pic.twitter.com/OKz5SVYKPU— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 22, 2021
* These six sluggers also reached 3,000 hits as well as 500 homers: Aaron, Mays, Murray, Palmeiro, Pujols, Rodriguez.