Mad Dog Watched Miggy Get His 3,000th Hit on Saturday
Saturday was just perfect. I had perfect tickets to that Saturday game at Comerica and the weather was perfect, too.
My friend and Channel 10’s Fred Heumann traveled to the Miggy game with me. This was the game when Miguel Cabrera got his elusive 3,000th hit. Miggy got to the plate, fouled off the first pitch, took a ball, then on the third pitch he hit a line drive over the second baseman’s head. There it was, number 3000.
People were going crazy, and I was one of them. He finally got it, and I saw it live. He is only one of three players that have over 3000 hits, over 500 home runs, and is batting over 300. The other two are the immortals, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron. That stat is off the wall.
This is a great thing for baseball. Miggy is one of 33 guys to have 3,000 or more hits. Only Ty Cobb and Al Kaline have them with the Detroit Tigers. I was lucky enough to be at the 1984 World Series when the Tigers beat the Padres. So this almost bookends with that great feat.
It just worked out that Saturday was the day because Friday night’s game was rained out. It was sweet timing to watch this milestone with my friend Fred Heumann who loves baseball as much as I do! Yes, I saw Miggy get number 3,000. If you missed it, you can watch the video below.