Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who made MLB history this afternoon against the Colorado Rockies by smacking his 3,000th career hit. And shortly after the milestone achievement, reactions and congratulatory messsages from players and former teammates of Cabrera’s as well as fans and pundits began pouring in, starting with a special video from former Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander:
“Congratulations on 3,000, that’s just so incredible, I’m so happy for you and your family,” Verlander said. “I’m so proud to have been your teammate for so many years and see so many of the hits in clutch situations, and what you’ve been able to accomplish is nothing short of amazing. Congratulations again my friend.”
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) April 23, 2022
Proud to say that I shared a uniform with one of the best to ever do it! He’s nothing short of incredible.. Felicidades mi hermano!! #3000@MiguelCabrera
— Jake Rogers (@_JROG_) April 23, 2022
Hitting the ball the other way for no. 3000. It’s what makes you special. Congratulations @MiguelCabrera 👏🏼
— Joey Votto (@JoeyVotto) April 23, 2022
My favorite hitter to face ever.. the chess match w guy was like no other.. congrats to Miggy on 3000! https://t.co/K8Vt0BN7jS
— Jered Weaver (@Weave1036) April 23, 2022
— Grayson Greiner (@ggreiner21) April 23, 2022
— eduardo jose escobar (@escobardelapica) April 23, 2022
Congrats @MiguelCabrera 3k!!! 🔥🔥🔥
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) April 23, 2022
Wow 3000. Way to go my brother pic.twitter.com/PwXSO1B6Uf
— Dontrelle Willis (@DTrainMLB) April 23, 2022
Miguel Cabrera becomes the only one player in MLB history with 3,000 hits, 600 doubles & 500 home runs with a .310 batting average.pic.twitter.com/k22uwKTzVZ
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) April 23, 2022
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) April 23, 2022
We met when you were 16 and I was 12. Then for 8 years I had a front row seat to a lot of those hits. Congrats on 3000 my friend!! pic.twitter.com/v9fBfFgQuV
— Alex Avila (@AlexAvilaMLB) April 23, 2022
— Buck Farmer (@B_Farm09) April 23, 2022
Getting 3,000 hits remains, and always will, a monumental accomplishment. Miguel Cabrera is perhaps the purest hitter of his generation. His swing is so controlled, his power so natural. It’s going to be a while until the next member of the 3,000-Hit Club arrives. Enjoy this one.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 23, 2022
Opponents on the field, but friends (and neighbors) first.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 23, 2022
— Detroit Tigers memes and gambling (@TheRyanBlevins) April 23, 2022
Miggy making history 🔥🇻🇪 pic.twitter.com/O3aGMqyYTV
— Hector Dominguez (@hjds81) April 23, 2022
Equal opportunity: Miguel Cabrera produced his 3,000 hits off 997 different pitchers.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 23, 2022
Players with 3000 hits, 500 home runs and .300 batting average
Miguel Cabrera pic.twitter.com/5ZKzUJnxe7
— Jim Costa (@JimCosta_) April 23, 2022
Miguel Cabrera becomes the first Kane County Cougars alumni to reach 3,000 hits. pic.twitter.com/yxYOM9ZQjS
— Kevin Kaduk (@KevinKaduk) April 23, 2022
Miguel Cabrera becomes first Venezuelan with 3,000 @MLB hits, and it all seems so fitting on a sun-splashed afternoon in Detroit: Antonio Senzatela (Valencia, VZ) on the mound. Elias Díaz (Maracaibo, VZ) behind the plate. Ex-teammates Cron and Iglesias on the infield. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) April 23, 2022
Oh by the way…
There is only ONE player in MLB history with 3,000 hits, 500 home runs AND a Triple Crown.
His name is Miguel Cabrera. pic.twitter.com/rNl1OHke61
— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) April 23, 2022
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 23, 2022
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