That is a lot of hits.
I guess I’m just going to come out of hibernation occasionally because Miguel Cabrera has engaged in some kind of mighty feat. Last year he hit his 500th home run. Today he finally got his 3,000th hit.
This puts him in rare company, one of fewer than 40 players with 3,000 or more hits. He’s only the 7th player to have 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. There are, what, something north of 18,000 players who have ever played Major League Baseball? And only s e v e n have done what Miggy has done.
I don’t share this because I expect it will be news to any baseball nerds, and every other website on the Baseball Internet will cover the stats a lot more comprehensively than I will. I just want to emphasize that this is
A LOT OF HITS.
Like, on the scale from one to some to many, 3,000 hits is A Really Astonishing Ridiculous Amount.
Congrats to Miggy, congrats to the whole team for parlaying these good feelings into an absolute thumping of the Rockies in the first game of today’s double-header, and here’s to a few more in the remarkable career of Miguel Cabrera.