Friday in a game against the Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tiger’s star first baseman Miguel Cabrera got the 2,000th hit of his career. He did it in true super star fashion as well, maybe proving to the world that he has earned and will try to continue to earn his new 10-year $292 million contract extension. The contract extension will keep Cabrera with the Tigers for the remainder of his career, guaranteeing he will be a Tigers legend and more than likely an eventual member of the Hall of Fame.
Cabrera continued on his path towards the Hall of Fame today gathering his 2,000th hit in a way only he could. The Tigers were already leading in the game thanks to home runs by Rajai Davis and Torii Hunter and an RBI single by Ian Kinsler.
There were two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Cabrera was already 3-4 on the day. Facing Orioles’ reliever Ryan Webb, Cabrera launched a monster two-run shot to left field to get his 2,000th hit making him 4-5 in the game. That is definitely what is called a good day at the plate. Of course the Tigers went on to defeat the Orioles 10-4.