2021 : Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tiger, Hits 500th Home Run

August 22, 2021 all-day

After what felt like an eternity of sitting at 499 homeruns, Miguel Cabrera has become just the 28th player to hit 500 career homeruns.

Miggy stepped to the plate in Toronto with the same anticipation that he’s had during every at bat since hitting 499, will this be 500? The answer was a history making YES! Miguel Cabrera became the first Tiger to ever hit 500 career homeruns, and joins an amazing list of all time great baseball players.

For all of those baseball trivia buffs out there, Miggy got his historic 500th homerun off of Blue Jays pitcher, Steven Matz.

At 38 years old, Miggy is a lock for a first time ballot Hall of Famer, and his resume backs it up. He is now a part of the 500 homerun club adding to his Triple Crown, two MVP trophies, World Champion trophy, and 11 all-star appearances.

Clay, “Miguel Cabrera Blasts His Way Into History With 500th Homerun “, 99.1 WFMK Blog, August 2021.