On Thursday, Miguel Cabrera entered the game with 2,999 hits. He finished that game against the Yankees still with 2,999 as he went 0-3 and then was intentionally walked in the eighth, his final plate appearance of the day. He was thwarted again Friday, this time by a rain-out. No matter, playing as the Tigers’ DH yesterday, he laced a single in the first to the joy of hometown fans there hoping he would reach the milestone. He also got another hit in the sixth to finish the day with 3,001.
He is now the 33rd member of the 3000 hit club, 7th Latino, 1st Venezuelan, and 7th with both 3000 hits and 500 homers. Congratulations to him!
Oh, and it was an overall good day for Tigers fans as they destroyed the Rockies 13-0.