Miguel Cabrera recorded his 3,000th career hit, and the crowd at Comerica Park lost their minds after watching baseball history be made.
It only took his first at-bat on Apr. 23, 2022 for Miguel Cabrera to join the 3000 hit club.
In the top of the first inning for the Detroit Tigers’ first game of a doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies, Cabrera took a pitch from Antonio Senzatela and sent it to right field of Comerica Park to get the single and hit No. 3,000 of his career.
You may have saw the broadcast highlight of the play, but here is the reaction of the fans in attendance for the game, courtesy of ESPN’s Marly Rivera.
Watch: Crowd reaction inside Comerica Park to Miguel Cabrera’s 3,000th hit
Tigers fans who just so happened to have purchased tickets for the Rockies game at 1:10 p.m. ET sure have to be glad they did.
Cabrera was stuck at 2,999 hits since Wednesday, Apr. 20. He went hitless against the New York Yankees on Apr. 21, but was intentionally walked by manager Aaron Boone in the bottom of the eighth inning, which had Tigers fans at Comerica Park fuming. Then, the originally scheduled game for Apr. 22 was postponed to a doubleheader for Saturday due to rain.
It took a few extra days, but he is now the 33rd player in MLB history to record 3,000 career hits.