Miguel Cabrera is one of the famous Baseball Player, who was born on the memorable day of April 18 in the year 1983. Miguel Cabrera is a proud citizen of Venezuela.
Star MLB first baseman and third baseman who won the American League Triple Crown in 2012 as a member of the Detroit Tigers. He was named AL MVP back-to-back years with the Tigers in 2012 and 2013.
Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Miguel Cabrera continues to be an inspiration for many.
Details about Miguel Cabrera
He came up through the Florida Marlinsorganization and helped the team win a World Series in 2003, his first professional season.
He won his first American League home run title in 2008, then in 2011 he won his first of three straight AL batting titles.
He married Rosangel Cabrera in 2002 and the couple had two daughters and one son together. He won the Triple Crown in 2012, the first player to do so since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
Miguel Cabrera Timeline
Cabrera became the first Tiger to win three consecutive batting titles since Ty Cobb (1917–1919), the first American Leaguer to win at least three straight since Wade Boggs (1985–88), and the first right-handed batter in either league to win three straight batting titles since Rogers Hornsby (1920–25).
He was the seventh player in history to win at least four AL batting titles, following Ty Cobb, Harry Heilmann, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Ted Williams, and Nap Lajoie, and only the second right-handed batter in the live-ball era (since 1920) to do so, joining Heilmann.
Cabrera became the first non-outfielder to win the Triple Crown since Lou Gehrig in 1934, the first player to win it without a tie in any of the three categories since Frank Robinson in 1966, and the first Latin American player and the first third baseman to win a Triple Crown.
He was the third Tiger player to win the MVP award more than once, joining Hank Greenberg (1935, 1940) and Hal Newhouser (1944–45).
On August 15, Cabrera became the first player in Detroit Tigers history to hit 30 home runs in five consecutive seasons, passing Hank Greenberg (1937–40) and Cecil Fielder (1990–93), who each had four consecutive 30 home run seasons.
He was the fourth player in history to win this award in back-to-back seasons, joining Ted Williams (1941–42), Joe Morgan (1975–76) and Albert Pujols (2008–09).
This marks the longest streak by a Tiger since Walt Dropo had hits in 12 straight plate appearances in 1952 (tying the MLB record), and the longest streak by any major league player age 38 or older since Ty Cobb in 1925.
He became the first batter to win a Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
Cabrera hit a walk-off home run in his first major league game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, following Billy Parker in 1972 and Josh Bard in 2002 as the third player since 1900 to hit a game-winning home run in his big-league debut.
He was one of 13 Major League players to have won seven or more Silver Slugger awards since the award was introduced in 1980.
Cabrera became the first American League player to win back-to-back MVP awards since Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox (1993–1994).
In this league, he recorded his first hit as a professional in December 1999, at age 16 years 8 months.
He began his professional career in 2000 as a shortstop in the Gulf Coast League (GCL).
Heading into 2001, the Marlins bumped Cabrera up to the Low Class-A Kane County Cougars.
Since his debut in 2003, he has been a two-time American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) award winner, a four-time AL batting champion, and a 12-time MLB All-Star.
He has hit 30 or more home runs in ten separate seasons, and driven in over 100 runs in 12 separate seasons (including 11 consecutive seasons, 2004–2014).
In 2005, Cabrera finished second in the National League in hits with 198 and batted .323 with 33 home runs, 43 doubles, two triples, and 116 RBIs.
He has played at first and third base for most of his major league career, but primarily played left and right field before 2006.
On February 17, Cabrera became the first player of the 2007 offseason to win his arbitration hearing, obtaining a one-year contract worth $7.4 million.
Over the next four seasons, Cabrera was a regular player for the Marlins before being traded to the Detroit Tigers prior to the 2008 season.
Cabrera was selected to play for Venezuela at the 2009 World Baseball Classic, along with Tigers teammates Magglio Ordóñez, Carlos Guillén, and Armando Galarraga.
Cabrera ended the 2010 season with a .328 batting average, a career-high 38 home runs, and 126 RBIs.
Cabrera has won four AL batting titles, including three in consecutive years (2011–2013), and has batted over .300 in 11 different seasons.
He claimed the 17th MLB Triple Crown in 2012, the first to do so in 45 seasons.
In 2013, Cabrera improved on his previous year's batting performance, including a career-high .348 batting average, and received another AL MVP award.
With the departure of Prince Fielder via trade, the Tigers announced that Cabrera would return to first base for the 2014 season.
On May 16, 2015, Cabrera hit his 400th career home run, against Tyler Lyons of the St.
Cabrera finished the 2016 season with a .316 batting average, 38 home runs, 31 doubles, and 108 RBI.
Back ailments and stiffness plagued Cabrera throughout the 2017 season, beginning with the World Baseball Classic. On April 22, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a right groin strain.
On May 4, 2018, Cabrera was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a right hamstring strain.
Cabrera struggled with knee issues in 2019, which had the Tigers moving him into a full-time designated hitter role by early June.
On August 29, 2020, Cabrera collected three hits in a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins passing former Tiger Charlie Gehringer for 50th on the all-time MLB hits list with 2,841.
He joined the 500 home run club in 2021 and the 3,000 hit club in 2022; he is the seventh player in MLB history to reach both milestones.
In 2022, Cabrera became the third player in history with a career batting average above .300, 500 home runs, and 3,000 hits, joining Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.
He will retire after the conclusion of the 2023 season, but plans to continue working with the Tigers organization.