Miguel Cabrera is very close to becoming the first Venezuelan to hit 500 home runs in the Major Leagues. The Detroit Tigers slugger hit his 490 and 491 career homers in the big top on Friday, falling just nine full-lap hits away from reaching the prized number in baseball.
The first baseman of the Bengali ninth hit his third homer of this MLB season in the top of the second inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals. Cabrera hit a pitch from starter Mike Minor. The ball disappeared between center and left field.
In the seventh inning Miguel Cabrera went back to the streets with nothing more and nothing less than a Grand Slam against reliever Greg Holland. It is the sixth home run with the bases loaded for the Venezuelan-born.
The connection allows Miguel Cabrera to clinch No. 30 among the major league’s career home run leaders, a statistic that Barry Bonds comfortably dominates with 772 hits.
Additionally, the Venezuelan slugger is in second place among the active players with the most homers in the MLB. Ahead is the Dominican, Albert Pujols, who has hit 668 home runs in his career.
Miguel Cabrera is just nine home runs away from entering the select group of 500 home runs in the Major Leagues, where figures such as Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) appear, among other legends of the big top.
Now, the Venezuelan faces the task of surpassing Fred McGriff and Lou Gehrig, both with 493 homers, before reaching 500. A figure that could contribute to his induction into the Cooperstown Hall of Fame once his career ends. in MLB. (GG) (Bolavip)