Miguel Cabrera is congratulated by MLB stars

Miguel CabreraA member of an elite club recording his achievements 3,000th career hitOne off Antonio SenzatelaFor the Colorado Rockies. Cabrera is also the seventh major league player to have 3,000 hits and 500 runs. He joins Henry Aaron, Willie Mays Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeiro and Alex Rodriguez.

Cabrera has been a force of nature at the plate almost from the day he joined the league and is still a formidable presence in his 20th year. He was a career.310 hitter who led Major League Baseball in batting percentage four times. He also hit over.320 five straight years. He was the 2012 AL MVP and he had a.330/.393/.606 average. The award was again won by Cabrera the following year when he hit.348/.442/.636 with 44 home runs. Cabrera won seven Silver Sluggers in addition to these laurels and led the Florida Marlins' 2003 World Series win.

Cabrera's achievement was acknowledged by the greatest names in baseball, fitting his status of a respected veteran.

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