The Miami Marlins will see a former superstar retire at the end of the season. That same superstar was part of the worst trade in the team's history. Who is that superstar? None other than Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera. The legend has passed another legend on the all-time hits list recently. This is big news, though it's also sad that he's not doing it in a Miami Marlins uniform.
Miami Marlins ex-star Miguel Cabrera keeps making history.
Miguel Cabrera doesn't care about his individual achievements according to reports. He is focused on helping Detroit win games. It's kind of pointless for this season, but is still admirable and shows the character of Cabrera. He played for the then Florida Marlins from 2003 to 2007. Throughout that time he batted .313/.388/.542 and had two top 5 NL MVP award finishes. Perhaps more importantly than all of that, he won the World Series with The Fish in 2003.
He reached his peak in Detroit, as he played for the team from 2008. In that time, he won the AL MVP award twice (2012 and 2013). He also won the pennant with them in 2012, however that was the pinnacle of his team success in Detroit. It's sad to see that this legend has only been to two World Series in his career. It feels as if he should've played in it a bit more often in his career.
Miguel Cabrera is quickly climbing the all-time hits list, and has now passed another legend: Robin Yount. Yount spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers, playing for the team from 1974 to 1993. During that time, he batted .285/.342/.430 and finished his career with 3142 hits. Miguel Cabrera now has 3145 hits. How impressive is that?
Miguel Cabrera will certainly join Robin Yount in something else one day. Just like Yount, he will be elected to the Hall of Fame. It will be a deserving moment for him, and I wonder what team's hat he will wear. Detroit seems the obvious choice, but that wasn't the team with which he won his only World Series...