The 500 Club: Miggy’s Milestone

August 23, 2021 The 500 Club: Miggy’s Milestone

By: Jeff Yoder

Tigers Slugger Miguel Cabrera Becomes 28th Member of MLB’s 500 Home Run Club

He’s finally done it! The Miggy milestone became historic reality in the sixth inning Sunday night in Toronto. Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers 38-year-old veteran, smashed an 84-mph changeup to right-center off Blue Jays pitcher Steven Matz for his 500th career home run. He got a standing ovation from the Rogers Centre crowd and made MLB history as just the 28th player ever to eclipse 500 HRs. After 19 seasons in the majors, including 14 in Detroit, only four players on the 500-HR list played fewer seasons than Miggy. Cabrera is currently ahead of Lou Gehrig (493) and behind Eddie Murray (504) on the all-time HR list. The Tigers also got the win over the Blue Jays (5-3, 11 innings).


Watch: Miguel Cabrera Joins Exclusive 500 Home Run Club


Additional Storylines

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NY Times: With 500th Homer, Cabrera Joins Club That’s Getting More Exclusive

ESPN+: Where Does Miguel Cabrera Rank Among MLB’s 500-HR Club?


MLB Quick-Hitters


Rhys Hoskins’ Return: Philadelphia’s Rhys Hoskins returned from the IL on Sunday to punch two homers in the Phillies’ 7-4 win over the Padres.


The Hot Streaks: The Yankees and Braves have both won a league-best nine straight games heading into Monday after Atlanta took care of business against the Orioles (3-1). New York had Sunday’s game postponed due to weather.


The Little League Classic: The Angels and Indians traveled to Williamsport, PA for the 2021 Little League Classic and gave the Little League players a chance to see some of the big league’s biggest stars up close and personal. Cleveland won the game in a shutout (3-0) thanks to Amed Rosario’s two-run homer in the 1st inning.


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