Saturday against the Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera slapped a single in his first at-bat of the game for his milestone 3,000th career hit. He is the 33rd member of Major League Baseball’s 3,000-hit club.
“We got a lot of respect for Meadows behind (Cabrera),” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after the game. “Just left on left, I felt like the matchup, I just liked it better in that situation. Baseball call for me there. Tough decision … Little more gut-wrenching than usual.”
Cabrera, who turned 39 on April 18 and is playing in his 20th MLB season, was originally signed by the then-Florida Marlins out of Venezuela. He made his big-league debut in 2003, just months after celebrating his 20th birthday. His first hit, as fate would have it, was a walk-off home run.
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