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Friday, April 4, 2014

Miguel Cabrera reaches 2,000-hit plateau in fashion, with a HR

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera signed a contract with a ton of zeroes that will essentially allow him to be a member of the Detroit Tigers for life.

He’ll go into the Hall of Fame with an Old English D on his cap.

The 30-year-old slugger took another step in that process Friday, going four-for-four to reach the 2,000-hit plateau.

And, in perfectly Miguel Cabrera fashion, his milestone hit was a two-run home run, crushed to left field.

He is the ninth player to reach 2,000 hits before turning 31, joining Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Joe Medwick, Jimmie Foxx, Hank Aaron, Mel Ott, Alex Rodriguez and Robin Yount. He’s the seventh-fastest of that group to get to the mark.



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