Miggy in another special club: 600 2Bs, 500 HRs, 3,000 hits

May 7th, 2022

HOUSTON -- Tigers legend Miguel Cabrera made even more history on Saturday at Minute Maid Park. With one out in the top of the second inning of the Tigers' 3-2 loss to the Astros, Cabrera pulled a 79.5 mph curveball from Astros starter Framber Valdez down the left-field line, plating the game's first two runs to put Detroit in front.

It was the 600th career double for Detroit's DH, making Cabrera one of only three players in MLB history to have 3,000+ career hits, 600+ doubles and 500+ home runs. He joins Hank Aaron and Albert Pujols in that elite tier.

When two runs scored on Cabrera's latest milestone hit, he passed Frank Robinson for No. 21 on the all-time RBI list with 1,813.

Combining doubles, triples, and home runs, Cabrera now has 1,120 career extra-base hits -- allowing him to pass George Brett for No. 18 on that all-time list. He is two behind Manny Ramirez (1,122) for No. 17 in extra-base hits.

Cabrera is just the 18th MLB player with 600 or more career doubles, and his next double (601) will tie him with Barry Bonds at No. 17 in doubles. Moreover, with 3,009 total hits, Cabrera's next hit of any kind (3,010) will tie Wade Boggs for No. 30 on the all-time hits list.

"Miggy is making history, and we're following along," said Tigers manager A.J. Hinch. "Every day, we've got to remind ourselves to enjoy it. You see it up on the board, and you see the hug from [Jose] Altuve to Cabrera -- both really close friends. We're seeing historical things with him. We're enjoying it, but I know he wants to enjoy it in wins."