‘Last Dance’ Miguel Cabrera hits 509th home run of his career… Moves to 26th on MLB’s all-time list
Venezuelan baseball hero Miguel Cabrera (40-Detroit Tigers), who is set to retire at the end of this season, has activated his home run machine for the second time in two months, moving into a tie for 26th place on the Major League Baseball (MLB) career home run list. Cabrera, batting sixth in the lineup against the Minnesota Twins on June 16, launched a two-run shot over the left-center field fence in the top of the second inning with the score tied at 0-0. It came two months after he hit his first home run of the season on June 15 against the Atlanta Braves. It was the 509th home run of his career. It tied him with Gary Sheffield, who played in the major leagues in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Despite only hitting two home runs this year, Cabrera is one of MLB’s most dominant sluggers. In a 20-year career that began in 2003 with the Florida Marlins and ended last year, he hit 507 home runs. His 3,145 career RBIs rank 19th on the all-time list. His 1,867 career RBIs rank 12th all-time. He won the Triple Crown in 2012 (leading the league in home runs, batting average, and RBI), was a 20-time All-Star, and a seven-time Silver Slugger. He is set to retire after this season and is considered a Hall of Fame candidate.바카라사이트
The game was Cabrera’s last away game in Minnesota, and he hit the most home runs (114) as an away player at Target Field, home of the Twins. The Twins organization also honored the departing legend. They made a donation to the charitable foundation Cabrera founded and presented him with a specially designed fishing pole, fishing hat, and hockey stick.