Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers’ slugger, is just seventh in the league with 3,000 hits. He also has 500 homers.

A single against Colorado RockiesSaturday Miguel CabreraThe 33rd member in the 3,000-hit club became the seventh major league player to reach 3,000 hits and 500 runs.

The 39-year old was ranked No. The pitcher was thrown out in the first inning. Antonio Senzatela, a fellow Venezuelan.

Cabrera hit 2,999 hits on Wednesday. He was 0-for-3 against the odds Thursday. New York YankeesHe was intentionally walked in the eighth innings, which was his fourth and last plate appearance. Cabrera's quest for history was again delayed on Friday when the Tigers' series opener against Colorado was cancelled. The doubleheader was made up by the Tigers.

Cabrera became the first Venezuelan-born player and seventh Latino to reach the 3,000-hit mark, a list that includes Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente and Rod Carew, as well as Rafael Palmeiro, Alex Rodriguez, Adrián Beltre and Albert Pujols. Luis Aparicio (the only Venezuelan-born player) had 2,677 career hit.

Cabrera, who won both the Triple Crown and the first back-toback MVP awards in 2012 was elected the 28th member to the 500 home run club. Only six other players have more than 3,000 hits or 500 homers. They are Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.

Cabrera went 0-3, striking out twice, but he remained at 2,999 hits in Thursday's 3-0 victory over the Yankees. In the eighth inning, he was hit with an intentional walk. This prompted loud cheering and chanting by Detroit fans.

Cabrera was the first player to win the Triple Crown in 45 years by winning the league's batting average, home runs and RBIs in 2012.

Cabrera was only 20 years old when he made his major league debut in 2003 with the Marlins. That year, he helped them win the World Series.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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