He, his wife, Rosangel, daughters, Rosangel and Isabella, and son, Christopher, reside in Hollywood, FL during the offseason...Donated $900,000 to Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc., which provided medical relief to support those affected by the earthquake in Haiti in January, 2010...Actively participates in Tigers Dreams Come True and the Detroit Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation program, established the Miguel Cabrera Foundation in 2012, participates in Autographs for a Cause (donates funds to the Miguel Cabrera Foundation), participated in the pregame ceremony prior to the annual ¡Fiesta Tigres! game, provided the seed money to launch Play Baseball Detroit, hosts "Keeping Kids in the Game", which annually raises over $200,000 to benefit the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Miguel Cabrera Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Foundation...Launched "Miggy Ball 24" during the 2015 offseason...the competition event is for younger children and is put together by the Miguel Cabrera Foundation in Venezuela; also hosted the "Miggy Ball Gala" in January, 2016 in Miami to raise funds for the Miguel Cabrera Foundation...his foundation has helped renovate several youth baseball fields in Venezuela...Named the Tigers nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Played in 130 games with the Tigers in 2017...Finished the season ranked tied for 10th in the American League with six intentional walks... Named the Tigers nominee for the 2017 Roberto Clemente Award...Closed the season with 462 career home runs, which is tied with Adrian Beltre, Jose Canseco and Adam Dunn for 35th in MLB history and 1,613 career RBI, which ranks 32nd in MLB history...Recorded at least one RBI in six straight games from April 13-19, tied for the third-longest streak of his career and longest since a streak of six straight games from June 12-17, 2015...Sidelined from April 22-May 2 with a right groin strain... Hit a two-run double in the second inning on June 2 vs. Chicago (AL) for his 1,000th career extra-base hit...became the 40th player in MLB history and the fourth active (also: Albert Pujols, Adrian Beltre and Carlos Beltran) to reach the milestone...Belted his seventh career walk-off home run on June 15 vs. Tampa Bay (last, August 17, 2013 vs. Kansas City)...Drew a walk-off walk in the 11th inning on July 16 vs. Toronto...marked the 13th time that he's driven in a walk-off run, but was his first career walk-off walk...Recorded the 2,600th hit of his Major League career on July 25 vs. Kansas City…became the 81st player in MLB history to reach 2,600 career hits...Played in six games with Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic and hit .190 (4x21) with two runs scored, one home run and three RBI.
Selected to the American League All-Star Team in 2016 through the player balloting -- marked his 11th career All-Star selection and his seventh as a member of the Tigers…his seven All-Star selections are tied with Jim Bunning for the fourth most in franchise history and he became the first Tigers position player to go to seven straight All-Star Games since Bill Freehan, who went to 10 straight All-Star Games from 1964-73... Tied for the American League lead with 15 intentional walks, while he was second with a .563 slugging percentage, fourth with a .316 batting average, fifth with a .393 on-base percentage, sixth with 335 total bases, tied for sixth with 188 hits and 108 RBI and tied for eighth with 38 home runs... Won his seventh Silver Slugger Award and his fifth in the American League...Selected to The Sporting News' American League All-Star squad... Named the Tigers nominee for the 2016 Hank Aaron Award and the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award...Belted 38 homers in 2016, marking his 10th season with 30-or-more homers (last, 2013) and his seventh season with at least 30 homers as a Tigers…his seven seasons with 30-or-more homers are the most in Tigers history... Finished the season with 108 RBI, marking the 12th time in his career and the eighth time with the Tigers that he has driven in 100-or-more runs in a season -- his 12 100-RBI seasons are tied with Manny Ramirez, Barry Bonds and Al Simmons for the sixth-most in MLB history, while his eight 100-RBI seasons with Detroit are tied with Harry Heilmann for the most in club history...Had a career-high six multi-homer games during the season, hitting two homers on April 25 vs. Oakland, May 20 vs. Tampa Bay, May 23 vs. Philadelphia, July 31 vs. Houston, September 5 at Chicago (AL) and September 30 at Atlanta…now has 39 multi-homer games in his career and 30 with the Tigers, which are the second-most in franchise history, trailing only Hank Greenberg (32)... Recorded six four-hit games during the season and now has 45 in his career, which is tied with Doc Cramer, Goose Goslin, Tony Gwynn, Derek Jeter and Pie Traynor for 24th in MLB history... Named AL Co-Player of the Week for the week ending May 22 after hitting .500 (11x22) with six runs scored, one triple, three home runs and six RBI during the week -- marked his 14th career Player of the Week honor (last, April 13, 2015)...Hit the 500th double of his major league career on May 23 vs. Philadelphia - became the 62nd player in MLB history to reach the 500 double mark...Selected as the Tigers Player of the Month for May after batting .333 (34x102) with 16 runs scored, three doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 20 RBI -- ranked tied for fifth in the American League with eight homers during May...Had a 10-game hitting streak from May 30-June 8 -- batted .293 (12x41) with four runs scored, three doubles, one home run and five RBI during the streak... Played in the 2,000th game of his major league career on June 12 at New York (AL), becoming the sixth Venezuelanborn player to appear in 2,000 major league games... Drove in the 1,500th run of his career on July 22 at Chicago (AL) -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Cabrera, at 33 years old, became the fifth-youngest player at the time of his 1,500th RBI, trailing Jimmie Foxx, who was 30, and Lou Gehrig, Alex Rodriguez and Mel Ott, who were each 32... Hit a go-ahead solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning on July 27 at Boston -- marked his 14th career go-ahead homer in the ninth inning-or-later (last, May 13, 2014 at Baltimore)…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other active major league players with at least 14 go-ahead homers in the ninth inning-or-later are David Ortiz, Albert Pujols and Adrian Beltre... Selected the Tigers Player of the Month for July after hitting .314 (27x86) with 14 runs scored, three doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI - ranked eighth in the AL with a .412 on-base percentage during the month... Recorded his 1,000th RBI in a Tigers uniform on August 18 vs. Boston with a RBI single in the eighth inning -- became the 11th player in franchise history to record 1,000 RBI…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Cabrera, who had 523 RBI with the Marlins, became the seventh player in MLB history to drive in 500 runs for one team and 1,000 for another, joining Jimmie Foxx (Athletics/ Red Sox), Frank Robinson (Reds/Orioles), Barry Bonds (Giants/Pirates), Ken Griffey Jr. (Mariners/ Reds), Rafael Palmeiro (Rangers/Orioles) and Alex Rodriguez (Yankees/Mariners)... Drove in the 1,003rd run of his Tigers career on August 29 vs. Chicago (AL), tying Alan Trammell for 10th place in franchise history...Hit his 300th home run as a member of the Tigers in the first inning on September 5 at Chicago (AL) -- became the fourth player in club history to hit 300 home runs, joining Al Kaline (399), Norm Cash (373) and Hank Greenberg (306)…also became the third active player to hit 300 home runs with one team, along with Boston's David Ortiz and Philadelphia's Ryan Howard... Drew the 1,000th walk of his major league career on September 10 vs. Baltimore... Recorded the 2,500th hit of his major league career on September 18 at Cleveland with a single in the third inning -- Cabrera, at 33 years, 153 days old, became the fourth-youngest player since 1900 to reach 2,500 hits, trailing only Ty Cobb (31 years, 242 days), Rogers Hornsby (33 years, 10 days) and Hank Aaron (33 years, 127 days)...Hit his 307th and 308th home run as a Tiger on September 30 at Atlanta, passing Hank Greenberg (306) for third place in club history... Finished the season on a 10-game hitting streak from September 22-October 2 -- hit .436 (17x39) with eight runs scored, two doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI during the streak... Named the American League Player of the Week for the week ending October 2 after hitting .565 (13x23) with six runs scored, one double, four home runs and 13 RBI -- marked his 15th career Player of the Week honor... Selected the American League Player of the Month for September/October after batting .349 (37x106) with 20 runs scored, four doubles, 10 home runs and 27 RBI -- ranked third in the AL with a .439 on-base percentage and .670 slugging percentage during the month, while he was tied for third with 37 hits and 27 RBI, tied for fourth with 10 home runs, sixth with a .349 batting average and tied for sixth with 20 runs scored…marked his sixth career player of the month award.
Elected the starting first baseman for the American League in the All-Star Game in 2015 -- marked his 10th All-Star Game (sixth in the American League), and third fan-elected start...became the fourth Tiger to earn three fan selections overall, joining Lou Whitaker (1984-86), Lance Parrish (1984-86) and Ivan Rodriguez (2004, 2006-07) and the first Tigers position player to go to six straight All-Star Games since Bill Freehan, who was selected to 10 straight All-Star Games from 1964- 73. Led the American League with a .338 batting average and a .440 on-base percentage, while he was tied for sixth with 77 walks and ninth with a .534 slugging percentage. Won his sixth Silver Slugger Award and his fourth in the American League. Named one of seven finalists for the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. Selected as the Tigers nominee for the 2015 Hank Aaron Award and the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award. Selected the winner of the 2015 Luis Aparicio Award, awarded to Venezuela's top major league player -- marks his fifth time winning the award. Selected to The Sporting News' American League All-Star squad. Named the best hitter in the American League by Baseball America. Had three multi-homer games, hitting two homers on April 12 at Cleveland, April 29 at Minnesota and May 14 vs. Minnesota -- now has 33 multi-homer games in his career and 24 as a member of the Tigers, which ranks fifth most in club history. Recorded back-to-back four-hit games on April 11 and 12 at Cleveland -- marked the first time in his career he has had four hits in consecutive games and became the first Tigers player to have back-to-back four-hit games since Curtis Granderson on June 26-27, 2008. Named American League Player of the Week for the week ending April 12 after hitting .520 (13 for 25) with four runs scored, two doubles, two home runs and eight RBI -- marked the ninth time that Cabrera has been named AL Player of the Week and his 13th weekly honor overall. Drew a career-high four walks, including three intentional passes, on April 25 vs. Cleveland -- became the first Tigers player to walk four times in a game since Matt Tuiasosopo on May 19, 2013 at Texas. Named Tigers Player of the Month for April after hitting .373 (31 for 83) with 12 runs scored, six doubles, five home runs and 17 RBI -- finished the month ranked second in the American League in on-base percentage (.465), third in hits, fifth in batting average and slugging percentage (.627), tied for sixth in home runs and RBI and tied for ninth in doubles. • Became the first Venezuelan-born player and the 53rd player in MLB history to hit 400 career home runs with his solo homer on May 16 at St. Louis -- at 32 years, 28 days, became the third-youngest active player to reach the 400 home run milestone and the eighth-youngest player all-time to reach 400 career home runs. Reached the 1,400 RBI mark on May 21 vs. Houston -- became the 76th player in major league history to drive in 1,400 runs and the fifth-youngest player in MLB history to reach the milestone. Had a season-best, 13-game hitting streak from May 13-26, batting .400 (20 for 50) with 10 runs scored, three doubles, one triple, five home runs and 11 RBI during the streak. Selected as the Tigers Player of the Month for May after batting .300 (30 for 100) with 16 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, six home runs and 17 RBI. Reached base safely in 27 straight games from May 10-June 9 and hit .327 (32 for 98) with 16 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, six home runs and 18 RBI during the 27-game stretch. • Drove in a run in six straight games from June 12-17 -- the streak was tied for the third longest of his career and longest since he had seven straight games with a RBI from August 6-12, 2013. • Had 24 hits, five home runs and 16 RBI in first 10 games vs. the Indians -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, no major league player has reached those levels in all three categories over 10 games against an opponent in any season since 1958, when Willie Mays had a 10-game stretch against the Dodgers (24 hits, seven homers and 18 RBI from April 18-August 10. Recorded the 900th extra base hit of his career on June 26 vs. Chicago White Sox -- became just the fifth player in major league history to record at least 2,200 hits, 400 home runs, 1,400 RBI and 900 extra-base hits by his age 32 season, joining Hank Aaron, Jimmie Foxx, Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez. Sidelined July 4-August 13 with a left calf strain -- marked the first time in his career he has been on the disabled list. Drove in three runs on August 16 at Houston to reach 1,426 RBI in his career, passing Andres Galarraga for the most RBI by a Venezuelanborn player in MLB history. Recorded multiple hits in seven straight games from August 19-25, tying a career high (also, August 6-13, 2006). Hit .393 (24 for 61) with 12 runs scored, nine doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI in the month of August. Led the American League with a .357 (80x224) batting average in home games...hit a league-leading .317 (65 for 205) on the road. Posted a .313 (25x80) batting average vs. lefthanded pitchers...hit an AL-best .344 (120 for 349) with righthanders on the mound. Led the American League with a .365 (35 for 96) batting average with runners in scoring position. Hit .350 (97 for 277) with 43 runs scored, 16 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs and 54 RBI before the All-Star break...batted .316 (48 for 152) with 21 runs scored, 12 doubles, three home runs and 22 RBI following the AllStar break.
Selected as the starting first baseman for the American League All-Star squad as he led the American League with 52 doubles and 11 sacrifice flies for the Tigers in 2014 -- became the first Tigers position player to attend five straight All-Star games since Lou Whitaker did so from 1983-87...Tied for first in the American League with 19 game-winning RBI, while he was second with 78 extra-base hits and 109 RBI, third with 191 hits, tied for third with 101 runs scored, fourth with 320 total bases, tied for fifth with 55 multi-hit games, sixth with a .336 batting average with runners in scoring position, seventh with a .313 batting average and a .524 slugging percentage and 10th with a .371 on-base percentage...Tabbed as the best hitter in the American League by Baseball America...Established a career high with 52 doubles on the season -- the 52 doubles are good for sixth-best in franchise history...Became just the third player in franchise history to connect for 25-or-more home runs, 50-or-more doubles and 100- or-more RBI in a single season, joining Hank Greenberg and Magglio Ordonez in accomplishing the feat...Scored more than 100 runs and drove in more than 100 RBI for the fifth straight season -- according to Elias Sports Bureau, his streak is tied with Charlie Gehringer (1932-36) for the longest such streak in franchise history...Connected for the 2,000th hit of his major league career with a two-run home run off Ryan Webb in the eighth inning on April 4 versus Baltimore. He became the 15th active player with 2,000-or-more hits and just the sixth player all-time to reach 2,000 hits from Venezuela. He is the ninth player in major league history to reach 2,000 hits before their 31st birthday, and the second Tiger to accomplish the feat, joining Ty Cobb who reached 2,000 hits at age 29 years, 6 months and two days. At 30 years, 11 months and 17 days, he became the seventh-youngest player in major league history to reach 2,000 hits...Connected for a season-best four hits on April 4 versus Baltimore -- equaled the high on May 6 versus Houston, June 26 at Texas, September 1 at Cleveland and September 17 at Minnesota...Knocked a season-high four RBI on May 6 at Houston...Hit a home run in back-to-back games May 5-6 at Houston -- also hit home runs in back-to-back games on May 30- 31 at Seattle, September 6-7 versus San Francisco and September 25-26 versus Minnesota...Posted a season-best 11-game hitting streak May 9-20 -- batted .442 (19x43) with seven runs scored, four doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI during the streak...Named the Tigers Player of the Month for May after leading the American League with 34 RBI, while he was second with a .380 (41x108) batting average and tied for third with 11 doubles...Batted .305 (29x95) with 18 runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, two home runs and 16 RBI during July...Connected for a season-high two home runs on September 2 at Cleveland -- equaled the high on September 6 versus San Francisco...Won co-American League Player of the Week honors for the week ending September 7 after batting .500 (15x30) with eight runs scored, two doubles, five home runs and nine RBI in seven games...Became the fifth player in franchise history to hit 250-or-more home runs with the club with a solo home run in the ninth inning on September 15 against Casey Fien and the Twins...Connected for the eighth walk-off hit of his Tigers career with an RBI single off Jake Petricka on September 23 versus Chicago White Sox...Selected the American League Player of the Month and the Tigers Player of the Month for September after batting .379 (39x103) with 19 runs scored, 10 doubles, eight home runs and 18 RBI in 26 games during the month...Batted .301 (46x153) with six home runs and 24 RBI with lefthanded pitchers on the mound...batted .317 (145x458) with 19 home runs and 85 RBI against righthanded pitching...Ranked seventh in the American League with a .320 (94x294) batting average at home...ranked seventh with a .306 (97x317) batting average on the road...Batted .306 (105x343) with 57 runs scored, 34 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs and 75 RBI in 90 games prior to the All-Star break...hit .321 (86x268) with 44 runs scored, 18 doubles, 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 69 games after the break...Finished second in the American League with a .343 (133x388) batting average during night games...Hit .328 (95x290) with 44 runs scored, 28 doubles, nine home runs and 49 rBI in 74 games against opponents from the American League Central Division...Underwent successful right ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture to his navicular bone on October 22, 2014. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Named the American League MVP and won his third consecutive batting title in 2013, batting .348 (193x555) in 148 games on the season...became the first Tigers player to win three consecutive batting titles since Ty Cobb also did so in three straight seasons (1917-1919)...Elected the starting third baseman for the American League All- Star team...marks his fourth All-Star Game appearance as a member of the Tigers...Won his fifth Silver Slugger Award and named the American League winner of the Hank Aaron Award, given to the most outstanding offensive performer in each league...Named The Sporting News Player of the Year following the season...also named to The Sporting News American League All-Star squad...Tabbed as Player of the Year and American League Player of the Year in voting conducted by his peers for the Players' Choice Awards...Tabbed the best hitter in the American League by Baseball America...Named Tiger of the Year by the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...Led the American League with a .348 average, a .442 on-base percentage and a .636 slugging percentage, while he was tied for first with 37 go-ahead RBI, second with 44 home runs, 137 RBI and 353 total bases, tied for second with 103 runs scored, 193 hits, third with 90 walks, and ninth with 52 multi-hit games...Collected 137 RBI during the season, marking the sixth consecutive season he has posted 100-or-more RBI for the Tigers--became just the second player in Tigers history to drive in 100-or-more RBI in six straight seasons...Harry Heilmann drove in 100-or-more runs in seven consecutive seasons (1932-1936)...Matched a career-high with 44 home runs on the season...Became just the third player in franchise history to connect for 30-or-more home runs and 120-or-more RBI in consecutive seasons...he joins Hank Greenberg and Cecil Fielder as the only Tigers players to accomplish the feat...Collected at least one RBI in each of the team's first five games of the season, marking the longest streak by a Tigers player to start the season since Bobby Higginson did so in the first five games of 2004...Collected a season-high four hits on April 6 against New York -- matched the high with four hits on April 9 versus Boston, May 4 at Houston, May 19 at Texas, June 21 versus Boston, June 28 at Tampa Bay and July 7 at Cleveland...Drove in 28 runs during the month of April, marking the most for any Tigers player since at least 1921...Named the Tigers Player of the Month for April after batting .363 (37x102) with 21 runs scored, six doubles, four home runs and 28 RBI in 25 games -- tied for first in the American League with 37 hits and 28 RBI, while he was third with a .363 average during April...Knocked the 1,000th hit of his Tigers career on May 2 at Houston becoming the 30th player in franchise history to accomplish the feat...Matched career-highs with six RBI on May 4 at Houston and three home runs on May 19 versus Texas...Collected the 400th double of his career in the first inning on May 30 versus Pittsburgh...Selected the Tigers Player of the Month and the American League Player of the Month for May after batting .379 (44x116) with 23 runs scored, nine doubles, 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 28 games during the month -- first in the American League with 12 home runs, 33 RBI and a .379 average, while he was tied for first with 44 hits and a .455 on-base percentage during the month...Clubbed the 200th home run of his Tigers career on June 1 versus Baltimore, becoming just the 10th player in franchise history to record 200 home runs...Established a 44-game on-base streak from May 14-June 30, marking the second-longest streak in the majors this season (Cuddyer, 46-game streak)...Posted a season-high 15 game hitting streak June 15-30 -- batted .458 (27x59) with 12 runs scored, five doubles, seven home runs and 13 RBI during that stretch...Named the Tigers Player of the Month for June after batting .378 (37x98) with 20 runs scored, five doubles, nine home runs and 21 RBI in 27 games during the month...finished third in the American League with 37 hits and a .378 average, while he was tied for third with nine home runs...Connected for 30 home runs prior to the All-Star break -- marks the most home runs by a Tigers player prior to the All-Star break in franchise history...Batted .288 (19x66) with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 20 games during July...Garnered American League Player of the Week honors August 5-11 after batting .429 (12x28) with four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in seven games during the week...Clubbed his sixth career walk-off home run on August 17 versus Kansas City off Aaron Crow...Named the American League Player of the Month for August -- hit .356 (36x101) with five doubles, 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 27 games during the month...tied for first in the American League with 11 home runs and 31 RBI, finished fourth with a .356 batting average and tied for 10th with 36 hits...marks the fourth time he earned American League Player of the Month honors with Detroit (also, May of 2013, August of 2012, July of 2008). He is the only Tigers player to ever win the award more than twice...Hit .278 (20x72) with one double, one home run and seven RBI in 21 games during September...Led the American League with a .397 (62x156) average with runners in scoring position...Led the American League with a .366 (97x265) average at home...finished second with a .331 (96x290) average on the road...Underwent core muscle repair surgery on October 29. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bill Myers in Philadelphia.
The 2013 season will mark Cabrera's sixth season with the Tigers...marks the fifth year of a seven-year contract heagreed to terms on with the club on March 25, 2008. ... Selected the American League Most Valuable Player in 2012 -- became the eighth player in Tigers history to earn thehonor...joined Mickey Cochrane (1934), Hank Greenberg (1935, 1940), Charlie Gehringer (1937), Hal Newhouser(1944, 1945), Denny McLain (1968), Willie Hernandez (1984) and Justin Verlander (2011) in accomplishing the feat...Cabrera is the first native of Venezuela to be named the Most Valuable Player. ... Four-time National League all-star selection with the Florida Marlins (2004-07)...three-time American League all-starselection with the Tigers (2010-12). ... Won two National League Silver Slugger Awards with the Marlins (2005-06)...won two American League Silver SluggerAwards with the Tigers (2010, 2012). ... Earned American League Player of the Month honors in July of 2008 and August of 2012. ... Selected American League Player of the Week six times during his career, while he has earned National LeaguePlayer of the Week honors four times. ... Tabbed the National League Rookie of the Month with the Marlins in both July and September of 2003. ... Led the American League with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBI during the 2012 season to becomethe first player to win the Triple Crown since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski did so in 1967...it marked the 14th time since1900 a player captured the Triple Crown and Cabrera is the 12th player to accomplish the feat during that time...he isthe second Tigers player to do so, joining Ty Cobb (1909)...marked the 25th time a Tigers player has led the league inbatting average, the 11th time a Tigers player has led the league in home runs and the 20th time a Tigers player hasled the league in RBI. ... Led the American League with a .344 batting average for the Tigers in 2011 -- first Tigers player to lead the league inbatting average since Magglio Ordonez did so with a .363 batting average in 2007...became the 10th different playerin franchise history to lead the league in batting average...marked the 24th time overall a Tigers player has led theleague in batting average. ... Captured the American League batting title in both 2011 and 2012 to become the first Tigers player to lead the leaguein hitting in consecutive seasons since Ty Cobb did so in three straight seasons (1917-19). ... Led the American League with 126 RBI for the Tigers in 2010 -- first Tigers player to lead the league in RBI since CecilFielder did so with 124 RBI in 1992...became the eighth different player in franchise history to lead the league in RBI...marked the 19th time overall a Tigers player has led the league in RBI. ... Led the American League with 37 home runs for the Tigers in 2008 -- first Tigers player to lead the league in home runssince Cecil Fielder tied for the lead with 44 home runs in 1991...became the seventh different player in franchisehistory to lead the league in home runs...marked the 10th time overall a Tigers player has led the league in home runs. ... Has led the American League in batting average (2011, 2012), home runs (2008, 2012) and RBI (2010, 2012) during his Tigers career -- joined Ty Cobb to become only the second player in Tigers history to lead the American League inall three categories. ... Collected 100-or-more RBI in each of his last nine seasons (2004-12) -- is the only major league player with 100-ormoreRBI in each of the past nine seasons. ... Played for Venezuela during the World Baseball Classic in 2006 and 2009. ... Selected to participate in the Futures Game held prior to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in 2001 and 2002.
Selected to the American League's all-star squad for the second time with the Tigers as he led the league with a .344batting average during the 2011 season -- became the 10th Tigers player to lead the American League in hitting, thefirst since Magglio Ordonez did so with a .363 batting average during the 2007 season...Led the American League with 48 doubles and a .448 on-base percentage, while he finished second with 108 walks 22 intentional walks and a .586 slugging percentage, third with 335 total bases and 78 extra-base hits, fourth with 111 runs scored, fifth with 197 hits, tied for sixth with 105 RBI and tied for 10th with 30 home runs...Collected a career-high 108 walks, marking the first time in his career he has walked more than 100 times -- first Tigers player to draw 100-or-more walks during a single season since Tony Phillips and Mickey Tettleton both did so in 1993...Finished the season with 111 runs scored, 105 RBI and 108 walks to become just the fifth player in Tigers history to reach a total of 100-or-more in all three categories during a single season -- joined Hank Greenberg (1937, 1938), Charlie Gehringer (1938), Rocky Colavito (1961) and Norm Cash (1961) in accomplishing the feat...Finished with 30 home runs and 105 RBI, marking the fourth consecutive season he has posted both 30-or-more home runs and 100-or-more RBI for the Tigers -- first Tigers player with 30-or-more home runs and 100-or-more RBI in at least four straight seasons since Cecil Fielder accomplished the feat in four straight seasons with the club (1990-93)...Recorded 48 doubles during the season, marking the second straight season he has posted 40-or-more doubles for the Tigers -- is the first Tigers player with back-to-back seasons of 40-or-more doubles since Hank Greenberg did so for the club in 1939 and 1940...Finished with 335 total bases for the Tigers, marking the fourth straight season he surpassed 300 total bases for the club -- became just the second player in franchise history to surpass 300 total bases in at least four straight seasons... Hank Greenberg is the other Tigers player to do so, accomplishing the feat in four straight seasons (1937-40)...His .448 on-base percentage marked the higest on-base percentage by a Tigers player since Norm Cash finished the 1961 season with a .487 on-base percentage -- his on-base percentage was the highest by a Tigers righthanded hitter since Harry Heilmann posted a .475 on-base percentage in 1927...Second among all American League first basemen with 1,379 total chances, 1,263 putouts and 103 assists...led all league first basemen with 13 errors...Won the Walter "Buck" Leonard Award from the Negro League Baseball Museum as the American League's batting champion...Tabbed the second-best hitter and rated as possessing the second-best strike-zone judgement in the American League by Baseball America, while he and Texas' Josh Hamilton were tied for having the second-best power in the league according to the publication...Belted a season-high two home runs on April 3 at New York's Yankee Stadium -- equaled the high with two home runs on June 29 versus the New York Mets...Collected the 300th double of his career on April 11 versus Texas -- according to STATS LLC, he became the first major league player since at least 1946 to reach 300 doubles prior to turning 28 years old...Tabbed the Tigers Player of the Month for March/April after hitting .333 (32x96) with eight doubles, seven home runs and 19 RBI in 27 games -- scored 24 runs during that stretch to mark the most runs scored by a Tigers player prior to May 1 since at least 1946...Posted a 12-game hitting streak May 18-30, batting .333 (15x45) with five doubles, three home runs and nine RBI...Selected the Tigers Player of the Month for June after batting .376 (35x93) with four doubles, seven home runs and 19 RBI in 28 games -- led the American League with a .496 on-base percentage during the month, while he finished fourth with a .376 batting average, sixth with 35 hits and a .645 slugging percentage and tied for eighth with seven home runs...Collected the 1,500th hit of his major league career on July 15 versus the Chicago White Sox, a single in the fifth inning off Gavin Floyd...Recorded a season-high 17-game hitting streak August 2-20, batting .380 (27x71) with seven doubles, a home run and 13 RBI...Hit .450 (18x40) with six doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI over the course of a 10-game hitting streak August 26-September 4...Batted .390 (41x105) with 11 doubles, two home runs and 16 RBI in 27 games during August -- tied for the lead in the American League with 41 hits, while he tied for second with 11 doubles, finished third with a .390 batting average and fifth with a .454 on-base percentage...Drove in a run in a season-high seven straight games September 1-7, totaling 11 RBI...Tabbed the Tigers Player of the Month for September after hitting .429 (39x91) with 12 doubles, six home runs and 21 RBI in 26 games during the month -- led the American League with a .532 on-base percentage during the month, while he tied for the lead with a .429 batting average and 12 doubles, finished second with 39 hits, third with a .758 slugging percentage, tied for fifth with 21 RBI and tied for 10th with six home runs...Batted .353 (152x431) versus righthanded pitchers -- tops among all American League players...hit .319 (45x141) with lefties on the mound...Hit .311 (98x315) with 21 doubles, 18 home runs and 59 RBI in 92 games prior to the all-star break...batted .385 (99x257) with 27 doubles, 12 home runs and 46 RBI in 69 games following the all-star break...Batted .388 (57x147) with runners in scoring position, second-best in the American League...Finished with three hits, including a home run, and three RBI in Game Two of the American League Division Series on October 2 at New York's Yankee Stadium -- became the fifth player in Tigers history to collect at least three hits, a home run and three RBI during a post-season game...joined Hank Greenberg (Game Five of 1940 World Series), Al Kaline (Game Six of 1968 World Series), Alan Trammell (Game One of 1984 American League Championship Series and Game Four of 1984 World Series) and Kirk Gibson (Game Five of 1984 World Series) in accomplishing the feat...Belted two home runs in Game Six of the American League Championship Series on October 15 at Texas to match the Tigers single-game post-season record for home runs -- marked the fifth time in franchise history a Tigers player has hit two home runs during a post-season game...he joined Alan Trammell (Game Four of 1984 World Series), Kirk Gibson (Game Five of 1984 World Series), Magglio Ordonez (Game Four of 2006 American League Championship Series) and Delmon Young (Game Five of 2011 American League Championship Series) in accomplishing the feat...Finished with seven RBI during the American League Championship Series, marking the most RBI collected by a Tigers player in American League Championship Series play.
Selected to the American League's all-star squad in his third season with the Tigers in 2010 as he led the league with126 RBI -- first Tigers player to lead the league in RBI since Cecil Fielder did so with 124 RBI in 1992...tabbed the Tigerof the Year by Detroit's chapter of the BBWAA....Led the American League with a .420 on-base percentage and 32 intentional walks, while he finished second with a.328 batting average, .622 slugging percentage, 341 total bases, 84 extra-base hits and an RBI once every 4.3 at-bats,tied for second with 111 runs scored, finished third with 38 home runs and a home run every 14.4 at-bats, tied for fourthwith 45 doubles, finished fifth with 89 walks and 10th with 180 hits....Earned his third Silver Slugger Award, his first as a first baseman....Joined Hank Greenberg as the only two players in Tigers history to finish with at least 45 doubles, 35 home runs and120 RBI during a single season -- Greenberg accomplished the feat in 1935, 1937 and 1940....Finished with 341 total bases for the Tigers, marking the third straight season he surpassed 300 total bases for the club-- became just the fourth player in franchise history to surpass 300 total bases in at least three straight seasons...Hank Greenberg accomplished the feat in four straight seasons (1937-40), while Harry Heilmann (1923-25) and CharlieGehringer (1934-36) both did so in three straight seasons....Connected for 38 home runs, marking the third straight season he hit 30-or-more home runs for the Tigers -- becamethe first Tigers player with 30-or-more home runs in three straight seasons since Tony Clark also did so in three straightseasons (1997-99)....Selected to Baseball America's First-Team Major League all-star squad following the season....Named to The Sporting News' American League all-star squad following the season....Tabbed the best hitter in the American League by Baseball America, while he and Texas' Josh Hamilton were both ratedas possessing the best power in the league by the publication....Collected a season-high four hits on April 8 at Kansas City -- equaled the high with four hits on May 30 versus Oakland....Selected the American League Player of the Week for April 5-11 after hitting .522 (12x23) with six runs scored, twohome runs and eight RBI in six games....Posted a 12-game hitting streak April 30-May 13, batting .476 (20x42) with four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI....Garnered Tigers Player of the Month honors for April after hitting .344 (33x96) with 11 doubles, five home runs and 25RBI in 24 games -- led the American League with 25 RBI during April, while he tied for the lead with 11 doubles, tiedfor third with 33 hits and tied for seventh with a .344 batting average....Belted two home runs on May 5 at Minnesota -- connected for two home runs on July 19 versus Texas and August 18at New York's Yankee Stadium....Established a career high as he matched a Tigers record with three home runs on May 28 versus Oakland -- markedthe 21st time in franchise history a Tigers player has connected for three home runs in a game and the first time sinceDmitri Young did so on April 4, 2005 versus Kansas City....Batted .344 (31x90) with five doubles, nine home runs and 23 RBI in 24 games during May to earn Tigers Player of theMonth honors -- fourth in the American League with nine home runs during the month, while he tied for eighth with 23RBI and tied for ninth with a .344 batting average....Compiled a 20-game hitting streak June 19-July 16 to establish a career best -- batted .397 (29x73) with eight doubles,a triple, three home runs and 19 RBI during the streak....Tied for seventh in the American League with six home runs during June -- hit .323 (32x99) with seven doubles and 20RBI in 27 games during the month....Tabbed the American League Player of the Week for July 5-11 after hitting .435 (10x23) with three doubles, a triple, twohome runs and eight RBI in six games....Earned Tigers Player of the Month honors for July after hitting .398 (35x88) with 12 doubles, a triple, six home runs and23 RBI in 25 games -- tied for the lead in the American League with 12 doubles, while he tied for third with 35 hits,finished fourth with a .398 batting average, fifth with 23 RBI and tied for sixth with six home runs....Compiled a 13-game hitting streak August 18-31, batting .367 (18x49) with four doubles, five home runs and 11 RBI....Tied for sixth in the American League with seven home runs during August....Sidelined for the remainder of the season after suffering a high right ankle sprain on September 27 at Cleveland....Fourth in the American League with a .333 batting average (140x420) against righthanded pitchers...finished 10th inthe league with a .313 batting average (40x128) versus lefthanded pitchers....Batted .342 (94x275) in 78 games at home, tied for second-best in the American League...hit .315 (86x273) in 72games on the road, tied for sixth-best in the league....Hit .322 (47x146) with runners in scoring position, 10th-best in the American League....Led all American League first basemen with 13 errors.
Tied for third in the American League in 2009 with a .324 batting average in his second season with the Tigers...Third in the American League with 334 total bases, while he finished fourth with 198 hits, tied for fifth with 57 multi-hitgames, sixth with a .396 on-base percentage and .547 slugging percentage, tied for sixth with 34 home runs and tiedfor eighth with 103 RBI...Connected for 34 home runs, marking the second straight season he has hit 30-or-more home runs for the Tigers --became the first Tigers player with 30-or-more home runs in consecutive seasons since Tony Clark did so in threestraight seasons (1997-99)...Tabbed the third-best hitter in the American League by Baseball America...Hit safely in 11 of his first 12 games of the season April 6-19, batting .489 (23x47) with four home runs and 12 RBI...Collected 11 hits, three home runs and 10 RBI in his first five games of the season April 6-10 -- according to the EliasSports Bureau, he and Toronto's Adam Lind became the fifth and sixth players since 1920 (when RBI became anofficial statistic) with at least 10 hits, three home runs and 10 RBI in the team's first five games of the season...Cabreraand Lind joined Bobby Doerr (1941), Lou Brock (1967), Kal Daniels (1988) and Larry Walker (1997) in accomplishingthe feat...Compiled 17 hits and 12 RBI over his first nine games of the season April 6-15 -- according the Elias Sports Bureau,he became the third Tigers player since 1955 with at least 17 hits and 12 RBI in the club's first nine games...Cabrerajoined Al Kaline (17 hits and 13 RBI in 1955) and Chris Shelton (19 hits and 14 RBI in 2006) in accomplishing the feat...Belted two home runs on April 8 at Toronto to match a career best...Connected for his second career grand slam on April 10 versus Texas -- equaled a career high with six RBI...Hit .377 (29x77) with two doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI in 21 games during April -- fourth in the American Leaguewith a .455 on-base percentage during the month, while he finished fifth with a .377 batting average and tied for ninthwith 29 hits...Did not commit an error in 55 consecutive games at first base May 14-July 23...Collected a season-high four hits on May 25 at Kansas City -- equaled the high with four hits on July 29 at Texas, August15 versus Kansas City and September 26 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox...Tabbed Tigers Player of the Month for May after hitting .340 (36x106) with nine doubles, six home runs and 23 RBI in27 games -- ninth in the American League with a .340 batting average during the month, while he tied for ninth withnine doubles and 23 RBI...Posted eight multi-hit games over a 10-game stretch June 16-26 -- batted .436 (17x39) with three doubles, five homeruns and eight RBI over the stretch...Established a career high with a 17-game hitting streak June 29-July 22 -- hit .324 (22x68) over the course of the streak...Hit .337 (33x98) with seven doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI in 24 games during July...Did not commit an error over his final 59 games at first base August 1-October 6...Posted an 11-game hitting streak August 15-26, batting .522 (24x46) with six doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI...Connected for his 200th career home run on August 23 at Oakland, a two-run shot in the eighth inning off MichaelWuertz -- became the fifth native of Venezuela to connect for 200 home runs in his career...Collected two doubles, a home run and five RBI on August 24 at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim -- according tothe Elias Sports Bureau, it marked the first time in his career that he collected at least three extra-base hits and at leastfive RBI in the same game...he became the first Tigers player to accomplish the feat since Magglio Ordonez finishedwith a double, two home runs and six RBI on May 24, 2008 versus Minnesota...Batted .333 (15x45) with a double, two home runs and seven RBI over a 13-game stretch August 31-September 13... Earned Tigers Player of the Month honors for August after batting .343 (37x108) with eight doubles, seven home runsand 25 RBI in 28 games -- tied for fourth in the American League with 25 RBI during the month, while he tied forseventh with seven home runs...Batted .305 (32x105) with three doubles, six home runs and 19 RBI in 28 games during September -- tied for eighth inthe American League with six home runs during the month...Hit .348 (102x293) with 19 home runs in 80 games at home -- fourth in the American League with a .348 battingaverage at home...batted .302 (98x318) with 15 home runs in 80 games on the road...Batted .321 (103x321) with 18 home runs in 85 games prior to the all-star break...hit .328 (95x290) with 16 home runsin 76 games following the all-star break.
Led the American League with 37 home runs during his first season with the Tigers in 2008 -- first Tigers player to lead the league in home runs since Cecil Fielder tied for the lead with 44 home runs in 1991...marked the most home runs hit by a Tigers player since Dean Palmer connected for 38 home runs in 1999...tabbed the Tiger of the Year by Detroit's chapter of the BBWAA...Tied for the American League lead with 331 total bases, while he finished third with 127 RBI, fifth with 75 extra-base hits, seventh with a .537 slugging percentage and tied for seventh with a home run once every 16.6 at-bats and an RBI once every 4.9 at-bats...According to STATS, Inc., his 127 RBI marked the third-highest total by a Tigers player in his first season with the club, trailing Dale Alexander's 137 RBI in 1929 and Cecil Fielder's 132 RBI in 1990...Received the Josh Gibson Award from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for capturing the American League's home run title...Appeared at first base for the first time during his major league career on April 12 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Fieldagainst the White Sox...Drove in a run in five straight games April 14-18, totaling 10 RBI -- matched the longest such streak of his career...Shared American League Player of the Week honors for April 14-20 with Boston's Manny Ramirez -- hit .429 (12x28)with four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in seven games during the week...he led the league with 11 RBI during the week, while he tied for second with 12 hits, finished third with a .786 slugging percentage, tied for fourth with fourdoubles, fifth with a .429 batting average and tied for fifth with two home runs...Compiled a 10-game hitting streak April 22-May 2, batting .297 (11x37) with three home runs and nine RBI...Failed to collect an RBI in 12 straight games May 2-15 -- second-longest such streak of his career...he failed to drive in a run in 13 straight games with the Florida Marlins May 31-June 15, 2006...Belted his second career walk-off home run on June 12 versus the Chicago White Sox, a solo shot in the ninth inningoff Octavio Dotel...drilled his third career walk-off home run on July 9 versus Ceveland, a two-run home run in the ninth inning off Jensen Lewis...Collected the 200th double of his career on June 17 at San Francisco...Matched a career best with two home runs on July 8 versus Cleveland -- collected a hit in all four of his at-bats thatday against the Indians to become the third player in Comerica Park history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, tofinish with a hit in all four of his at-bats and hit at least two home runs, joining Bobby Higginson (2000) and Dmitri Young (2005)...equaled the career high with two home runs on August 9 versus Oakland, August 22 at Kansas City and September 19 at Cleveland.Equaled career highs with five hits and six RBI on July 21 at Kansas City -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked the third time since 1951 a Tigers player has collected five hits and six RBI in the same game...he joined WillieHorton (April 17, 1971 versus Boston) and Craig Monroe (July 22, 2005 versus Minnesota) in accomplishing the feat...Earned American League Player of the Week honors for July 21-27 after hitting .464 (13x28) with three doubles and13 RBI in six games during the week -- marked the second time he won the honor in 2008, becoming the first Tigers player to win the award multiple times in a season since Bobby Higginson in 2000...Tabbed both the American League Player of the Month and the Tigers Player of the Month for July -- hit .330 (35x106) with 15 runs scored, six doubles, eight home runs and 31 RBI in 25 games during the month...led the American Leaguewith 31 RBI during July, while he tied for third with eight home runs...Selected the Tigers Player of the Month for August after hitting .270 (30x111) with 14 runs scored, six doubles, a triple,10 home runs and 25 RBI in 28 games -- led the American League with 10 home runs during the month, while he finished sixth with 25 RBI...Collected his 1,000th career hit on September 7 at Minnesota, a solo home run in the sixth inning off Glen Perkins -- according to STATS, Inc., at 25 years, 142 days old, he became the fifth-youngest player since 1954 to collect 1,000 hits...Tied for second in the American League with eight home runs during September, while he tied for third with 23 RBI --batted .313 (30x96) with 19 runs scored and five doubles in 26 games during the month...Hit .311 (47x151) against lefthanded pitchers...batted .286 (133x465) with righties on the mound...Batted .291 (88x302) in 80 games at Comerica Park -- established a Comerica Park single-season record with 19 home runs...hit .293 (92x314) in 80 games on the road...Batted .284 (99x348) with 16 home runs and 57 RBI in 92 games prior to the all-star break...hit .302 (81x268) with 21 home runs and 70 RBI in 68 games following the all-star break -- led the American League with 21 home runs and 70 RBI following the all-star break...his 70 RBI were the most by a Tigers player following the all-star break since Rocky Colavito collected 77 RBI in 1961.
Established new career highs with 34 home runs and 119 RBI ... finished among National League leaders with 119 RBI (3rd), 34 homeruns (5th), .401 on-base percentage (7th), .565 slugging percentage (7th), 56 multi-hit games (tied-7th), .320 average (tied-9th) ...led Marlins in home runs, RBI, walks, on-base percentage, slugging percentage ... finished second on club in hits and average, andthird in runs and doubles ... Established new career high with 34 home runs, the second-highest single-season HR total in club history -- Gary Sheffield had 42home runs in 1996 ... set new career-high with 119 RBI, the third-highest single-season RBI total in club history: Preston Wilson (121 RBIin 2000), Gary Sheffield (120 in 1996) ... became the third player in Marlins history to hit 20 HR in four straight seasons, joining DerrekLee (2000-03) and Preston Wilson (1999-2002) ... has 138 career home runs, which is more than any active player under 25 years old:Cabrera (138), David Wright (97), Prince Fielder (80) ... Hit first career grand slam September 15 at Colorado (Morillo) ... had gone 60 at bats with bases loaded and had hit 135 home runswithout recording grand slam ... no active player in the Majors had more career homers without a grand slam ... Was one of eight players in the Majors to reach the 100-RBI plateau in each of the last four seasons (2004-07), joining: Alex Rodriguez(10 straight), Albert Pujols (7 straight), David Ortiz (5 straight), Bobby Abreu (5 straight), Mark Teixeira (4 straight), Vladimir Guerrero(4 straight), Travis Hafner (4 straight) ... Became the third-youngest player in ML history to reach 500 career RBI, doing so on September 4 at the age of 24 years, 139 daysold, behind Mel Ott (23 years, 74 days) and Ted Williams (24 years, 4 days) ... had 119 RBI on the season, making him the thirdyoungestplayer (also behind Ott & Williams) to record four-straight 100 RBI seasons ... Is second on Marlins all-time list with 138 home runs, behind Mike Lowell (143)... Is third on the Marlins all-time list with 523 RBI, behindMike Lowell (578) and Jeff Conine (553 RBI) ... has 331 extra-base hits, second behind only Mike Lowell (387) ... has 183 doubles, tiedwith Alex Gonzalez on Marlins all-time doubles list behind Mike Lowell (241) ... Went 5x5 (HR, RBI) April 28 at Philadelphia ... Recorded 800th career hit August 15 vs. Arizona (double off Tony Pena) ... Named to All-Star Game for fourth time (also in 2004, 2005, 2006)... struck out as pinch hitter ... named NL Player of the Week on April9, after hitting .500 (11x22) with two home runs and eight RBI in six games during season's first week ... named NL Player of the Week(June 4-10), batting .476 (10x21), three homers, eight RBI in six games during the week ... He had 108 home runs when he turned 24 on April 18 ... only four active players recorded more career HR before turning 24: KenGriffey Jr. (132), Alex Rodriguez (128), Andruw Jones (120), Albert Pujols (114) ... Hit walkoff single May 8 vs. Los Angeles-NL (scoring Eric Reed) ... second walkoff hit of career, first since hitting walkoff home run infirst ML game (6/20/03 vs. TB) ... added second walkoff hit of season (3x career) May 24 vs. Philadelphia, an 11th-inning double thatscored Hanley Ramirez ... Had career-long 15-game hit streak from July 6-25, batting .415 (22x53), six home runs, 13 RBI during streak ... marked the longest hitstreak by a Marlins player during season ... Became the first Marlins' DH ever to hit two home runs in a game June 16 at Kansas City ... prior to that game, no Marlins DH hadhomered since 6/8/04 at Cleveland (Damion Easley off Jose Jimenez) ... Appeared in 153 games at third base and had .941 fielding percentage (23 errors, 389 total chances) ... had just five errors (114 totalchances) over final 48 games played at third base.
Established new club records and career-highs in batting average (.339) and doubles (50), finishing second in the National Leaguein batting and third in doubles...set career highs in runs, walks, stolen bases, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, whiledecreasing his strikeout total for the second straight season...recognized by the South Florida chapter of the BBWAA as the Marlins'2006 Most Valuable Player...Was tied for National League lead in batting through September 23, the latest point in any season a Marlin has led the NL in batting...finished second in NL with a .430 on-base percentage and sixth with .568 slugging percentage...matched his career-highwith 78 extra-base hits, one shy of the club record...Had 114 RBI, becoming third-youngest player since 1920 to post 100+ RBI in three straight seasons, behind only Mel Ott (21) and TedWilliams (22)...became just the fourth Major League player to collect 50 doubles and 25 homers in a season before his 24th birthday:Hank Greenberg, 1934 (63 2B, 26 HR); Alex Rodriguez, 1996 (54 2B, 36 HR); Albert Pujols, 2003 (51 2B, 43 HR)...Won NL Silver Slugger for third basemen, his second career Silver Slugger award...his first was won in 2005 as outfielder, making himthe second NL player to win a Silver Slugger at different positions in consecutive seasons, joining Albert Pujols...Named Co-NL Player of the Week for August 21-27, with Noah Lowry, after batting .409 (9x22) with three home runs, nine RBI and1.000 slugging percentage...was his second career award (also July 18, 2005)...homered twice on August 23 vs. Washington, forcareer homers 99 and 100...became the seventh player to hit 100 homers as a Marlin, and at 23 years, 127 days old, became thesixth youngest Major League player to hit 100 homers: Mel Ott (22.132), Tony Conigliaro (22.197), Eddie Mathews (22.292), AlexRodriguez (23.016) and Andruw Jones (23.062)...Named to All-Star Game for third time (also in 2004, 2005)... did not bat, but appeared for two innings at third base...finished thirdin Home Run Derby with 15 homers...Ejected for the first time in his career, when tossed from Game 1 July 8 at New York (NL)...Broke a 5-5 tie in the 10th inning June 22 at Baltimore with a RBI-single on an attempted intentional walk by Todd Williams...had abunt single on June 9 vs. San Diego, his first career bunt hit...recorded career hit #500 May 12 at Pittsburgh (off Victor Santos)...Cabrera and teammates Dan Uggla and Josh Willingham all hit 25+ homers, marking the first time in club history the Marlins havehad three players hit 25 or more home runs...Converted full-time to third base and led all NL third basemen in fielding after the first month of the season...from May 1 on, committedjust 11 errors at third, the fewest in the NL for a .967 fielding percentage...six of his 17 errors came in April...Played for Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League... hit .375 (6x16) with one homer and three RBI in five games, then hit.329 (23x70) with two home runs and 20 RBI in 19 playoff games.
Hit .323 with 33 home runs and 116 RBI in 158 games... established career highs in batting average (.323), hits (198), doubles(43), runs batted in (116) and on-base percentage (.385)... his 33 home runs matched career best from 2004 season...finished second in National League with 198 hits, behind Chicago's Derrek Lee (199)... his .323 average was thirdin NL, behind Derrek Lee (.335) and St. Louis' Albert Pujols (.330)... finished third in NL with 344 total bases... amongleague leaders with 116 RBI (4th), 78 extra-base hits (tied-4th), 43 doubles (tied-5th), 106 runs (6th), .561 slugging percentage(7th) and 33 home runs (tied-9th)... led Marlins in batting average, hits, doubles, runs, runs batted in and tiedCarlos Delgado for Club's lead in home runs... Made second career All-Star appearance, also an All-Star in 2004... selected as starting left fielder and went hitless intwo at bats... won first Silver Slugger Award, presented by Louisville Slugger and voted upon by NL managers andcoaches... became just third Marlins player to win a Silver Slugger Award, joining Gary Sheffield (1993, 1996) and MikeLowell (2003)... Finished fifth in National League MVP voting with 146 points, behind only Albert Pujols (378), Andruw Jones (351), DerrekLee (263) and Morgan Ensberg (160)... received votes for fourth-place (13), fifth-place (4), sixth-place (1), seventh-place(2), eighth-place (3), ninth-place (4) and 10th-place (1)... Established new single-season franchise record for total bases (344)... his 78 extra-base hits is second in Club history,behind Cliff Floyd's 79 in 2001... only one Marlins player has hit more home runs in a season, Gary Sheffield (42) in 1996...his season totals for runs, hits, runs batted in and batting average rank third in Club history... Cabrera and CarlosDelgado (115 RBI) became just the second pair of Marlins teammates to reach the 100-RBI plateau in the same season,joining Cliff Floyd (103 RBI) and Mike Lowell (100 RBI) who did so in 2001... became second Marlins player to hit 40 doublesand 30 home runs in a season, something teammate Carlos Delgado also accomplished in 2005, joining Cliff Floydwho hit 44 doubles and 31 home runs in 2001... hit his 40th double on September 18 vs. Philadelphia, becoming just thefourth player (sixth time) in Club history to reach that plateau... Became youngest player in Major League history to post consecutive 30-home run seasons when he hit his 30th onSeptember 8 at Washington off Jon Rauch... hit 30th home run of season at the age of 22 years and 143 days, eclipsingthe previous mark held by Albert Pujols by 80 days... record was held by Babe Ruth (1921-30) and Jimmie Foxx (1930-2002) before Pujols (2002-05)... became fourth-youngest player with back-to-back 100-RBI seasons... the only players toaccomplish consecutive 100-RBI seasons at a younger age were Mel Ott (21), Al Kaline (21) and Ted Williams (22)... Had first of three two-home run games this season on April 8 vs. Washington... was only Marlins player to hit more thanone home run in a game this season... went 4x5 with three doubles and a home run on April 29 at Philadelphia, markingfirst of four four-hit games... had 12-game hit streak from May 9-23, batting .378 (17x45) with four home runs andseven RBI... hit in career-high 13 consecutive games from July 18 to August 1, hitting .451 (23x51) with five home runsand 11 RBI... went 4x5 with two home runs and career-high six RBI on June 23 at Atlanta... had four-hit game on July 15at Philadelphia... belted two solo home runs on July 19 at Arizona... went 4x4 with home run and two RBI on August 4 atSt. Louis... fouled ball off knee in first inning on September 21 at New York (NL) and suffered knee contusion... missedgame on September 22 at New York (NL), marking the first time in his career he has missed a game because of an injury... Batted .351 (138x393) with 23 home runs and 76 RBI in 101 games in first four months of season, then hit .273 (60x220)with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in final 57 games over August, September and October... appeared in 76 games ascleanup hitter and 79 games as No. 3 batter, and he hit 100 points higher as cleanup hitter... batted .378 (110x291) with16 home runs and 49 RBI in fourth spot and .278 (87x313) with 17 home runs and 66 RBI in third spot of order... also startedtwo games in the fifth spot of order, going hitless in eight at bats... went 1x1 with run batted in as pinch hitter, singlingin ninth inning off Danny Graves on April 24 vs. Cincinnati... Had 12 outfield assists, third best in the NL behind New York's Cliff Floyd (15) and Atlanta's Jeff Francoeur (13)... finishedone assist shy of career-high 13 outfield assists set during the 2004 season... appeared in 134 games (128 GS) in left fieldand 29 games (28 GS) at third base... made two errors in 69 chances at third base, for a .971 fielding percentage.
Appeared in 160 games, including 100 (100 starts) in right field, 59 (58 starts) in left field and one game as DH... namedto the National League All-Star team, becoming Florida's first outfield selection to the Midsummer Classic since CliffFloyd in 2001... was also named the Marlins Most Valuable Player by the South Florida Chapter of the Baseball WritersAssociation of America... became the eighth Major Leaguer with a 30-HR, 100-RBI, 100-runs score season before theage of 22... he joins Alex Rodriguez (1996) and Albert Pujols (2001) as the only active players on the list... was the fifthyoungestplayer in MLB history to have a 100-RBI season, behind Mel Ott (1929), Al Kaline (1955), Ted Williams (1939)and Alex Rodriguez (1996)...matched the Club record by homering in four consecutive games, as he hit five fromApril 10-14, facing Philadelphia and Montreal; joined Kurt Abbott (June 14-17, 1994), Hee Seop Choi (April 26-30, 2004)and Preston Wilson (May 10-13, 2000)... hit two homers on April 13 vs. the Expos in San Juan, Puerto Rico (off ClaudioVargas), his second career two-homer game (also on 7/1/03 vs. Atlanta)... also added home runs in three straightgames in Colorado, April 26-28... had a then-career-high-tying 11-game hit streak from July 16-28, when he hit .415(17x41, 12 RBI)... had a career-best 18-game road hitting streak, from July 16-August 18 (.385), matching the longestroad hit streak on the season with Houston's Jeff Kent (18, May 9-June 11)... hit nine home runs and drove in 22 in themonth of April; tied for second in the Majors in April home runs (with Choi and Arizona's Richie Sexson), behind onlySan Francisco's Barry Bonds (10); 22 RBI in the month also tied for second in the Majors (with Bonds, Richard Hidalgo,Reggie Sanders, Sexson and Rondell White), five behind St. Louis's Scott Rolen (27)... returned from the All-Star Break and hit in 11 straight games (.415, 17x41) and batted a National League-best .408 over his first 21 games, raising hisseason batting average from .205 to .316... hit a season-best .352 in 25 July games (12th in the NL) and .337 in 26August contests (22nd in the NL).
Was selected from AA Carolina on June 20... played 55 games in left field and 30 games at third base... the Marlinswent 54-31 in Cabrera's 85 starts, 20-10 at 3B and 34-21 in LF... ranked among the NL's rookie leaders in home runs(2nd), RBI (2nd), slugging percentage (.468, 1st), extra-base hits (36, T-4th), batting average (7th) and multi-hitgames (T-9th)... made his ML debut on June 20 vs. Tampa Bay and hit a two-run game-ending HR in the bottomof the 11th inning, the 11th Marlin to homer in his debut with the Club and fifth Florida rookie to do so, joining AlexGonzalez (8/25/98), Mike Redmond (5/31/98), Charles Johnson (5/6/94) and Mitch Lyden (6/16/93).. became thethird player in baseball since 1900 to hit a walk-off homer in his Major League debut, joining California's Bill Parker(9/9/71 vs. MIL) and Cleveland's Josh Bard (8/23/02 vs. Seattle)... the HR by Cabrera and Parker were their firstMajor League hits and came in extra innings (Parker's in 12th inning).. debuted at 20 years, 63 days old, the second-youngest Marlin to debut in franchise history, behind LHP Felix Heredia (20 years, 52 days)... according to DavidVincent at SABR, Cabrera became the sixth-youngest player to homer in his first game, behind LOU's (AmericanAssociation) Scott Stratton (18.021 on 4/21/1888), NYG's Whitey Lockman (18.345 on 7/5/1945), DET's DennyMcLain (19.176 on 9/21/1963), CIN's Ted Tappe (19.224 on 9/14/1950) and KC's Clint Hurdle (20.050 on 9/18/1977)...also was the third Venezuelan player to homer in his first game and second Marlin, joining ARI's Alex Cabrera(28.184, 8th inning on 6/26/00) and FLA's Alex Gonzalez (21.191, 8th inning on 8/25/98)... began his Major Leaguecareer by hitting in five of his first six games (.261, 6x22, HR, 6 RBI)... followed with a 0x15 slide over four games (June27-30) before posting a career-high four hits on July 1 vs. Atlanta... on July 1 vs. Atlanta, became the second Marlinin team history to post four extra-base hits in a game (with Sheffield on April 10, 1994 at SD)... matched a Club singlegamerecord by scoring four runs (10th time in team history)... homered twice in that game, off Mike Hampton andRoberto Hernandez... named the Pepsi Rookie of the Month for July as he hit .318 (27x85, 5 HR, 21 RBI), joining teammateDontrelle Willis, who earned the honor in June... also named Pepsi Rookie of the Month for September, as hehit .311 with three homers and 20 RBI... hit in 12 of his final 16 games of the season (.364, 20x55)... was tied for 7th inthe NL with 20 September RBI... drove in 48 runs after the All-Star Break, tied for 11th in the NL... hit .365, 10 HR, 59 RBIand nine SB in 69 games at AA Carolina... left the Southern League ranking 2nd in batting, first in hits, RBI, doubles,extra-base hits and slugging (.609)... was twice named the BC Powder Southern League Hitter of the Week: April 18-24 (.517, 15x29) and April 25-May 1 (.500, 12x24).. posted a 15-game hitting streak, April 22-May 8, the longest in theSouthern League in 2003... played in 15 regular season games for Aragua (Venezuela) during the offseason, hitting.327 with four homers and 11 RBI... added a .288 mark with seven homers and 15 RBI in 20 playoff games as his teamwon the Venezuelan League title.
Made the move from SS to 3B with Jupiter (A), playing in a career-high 124 games... hit .274 and set career bests inat-bats (489), runs scored (77), hits (134), doubles (43), homers (nine), RBI (75) and steals (10)... ranked first in theFlorida State League in doubles and third in extra-base hits (53)... registered a .936 fielding percentage in his 88games at 3B (16 E in 235 TC)... participated in All-Star weekend, as he played for the World Team in the Radio ShackAll-Star Futures Game, July 7 at Miller Park.
Spent the season with Kane County (A), batting .268 with 19 doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 66 RBI in 110games... named to the Midwest League's midseason and postseason All-Star teams... participated on the WorldTeam in the All-Star Futures Game, held in Seattle during the All-Star Break... ranked as the fifth-best shortstopprospect in baseball and the ninth-best prospect in the Midwest League by Baseball America.
Split the season between the Gulf Coast League Marlins and the New York-Penn League's Utica Blue Sox... combinedfor a .259 (65x251) average with 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 28 RBI in 65 games... led the GCL with219 at-bats, was second with 57 games played and fifth with 38 runs scored.