Miguel Cabrera

José Miguel Cabrera Torres is a Venezuelan professional baseball player named Miguel Cabrera, or his nickname Miggy. He is currently the first baseman for the “Detroit Tigers” in Major League Baseball. His uncle, former St. Louis Cardinals player David Torres, taught him how to play baseball. When he was 15, he came to the United States and signed with the “Florida Marlins” as an amateur free agent. He began his professional journey in the minor leagues the following year. In 2003, his first season in the major leagues, he played a significant role in the Marlins’ “World Series” win. 

Miguel Cabrera

Following a move to the Tigers in 2008, he signed an eight-year, $152.3 million deal with them. He is considered one of the best pure hitters with two “American League Most Valuable Player” awards, 458 career home runs, 2,595 hits, 1,598 RBI, and a.319 batting average. He is also among the few batters who can combine analytical skills with raw power and hit the ball to all fields. The way he acts on and off the field earns him respect, and his friends have nominated him twice for the “Roberto Clemente Award.”

Facts

José Miguel Cabrera Torres is another name for him.

40 years old

Family: Rosangel Cabrera is his spouse or ex-spouse (M. 2002).

Miguel is the father.

Gregoria is the mom.

Born Venezuela is a country.

6’4″ (193 cm) tall

Growing up and early life

Miguel Cabrera was born in Maracay, Venezuela, on April 18, 1983. His parents are Miguel Cabrera and Gregoria Cabrera. His dad was a welder, and his mom played baseball for Venezuela. Carla Ruth is his sister’s name.

His parents, who are now separated, put a lot of pressure on him to do well in baseball.

Career

Miguel Cabrera was picked up by the “Tigres de Aragua,” one of eight teams playing in the Venezuelan Winter League when he was 14. He got his first hit in December 1999 and played for the team until January 2008, when he quit Cuban baseball. Tigres won four of the five titles they tried to win during his charge.

Miguel Cabrera

He worked hard on the Marlins’ farm system during his early years there. He started as a shortstop in the “Gulf Coast League” (GCL). Miguel Cabrera played in the Florida State League, the New York-Penn League, and the Midwest League. He also played for the Blue Sox in Utica, New York, the Kane County Cougars, and the Jupiter Hammerheads.

His first game in the major leagues was on June 20, 2003, against the “Tampa Bay Devil Rays.” He hit a walk-off home run to win the game.

As the last batter for the Marlins, he was critical in their 4-2 win over the New York Yankees in the 2003 World Series.

In 2004, Cabrera played in the outfield the whole time and had 13 assists. In 2004 and 2005, he hit 33 home runs each year, making him the youngest player in MLB history to have back-to-back 30-homer seasons.

At the start of the 2006 season, he was a leader and a key run provider. Ultimately, his slugging percentage was 568, and his on-base percentage was 430.

He hit 500 RBI in 2007, making him the third-youngest player in extensive league history.

After making a $152.3 million, eight-year deal with the “Detroit Tigers,” he played in his first game on March 31, 2008, against the “Kansas City Royals.” He was moved to first base for a game against the Yankees on April 29.

Cabrera’s outstanding play in Major League Baseball made it no wonder he was picked for the Venezuelan national team for the “2009 World Baseball Classic.” He had also played for his country before. Venezuela made it to the semifinals, but South Korea beat them.

It was May 10, 2010, and he played against the “Oakland Athletes.” He hurt his ankle badly and couldn’t play for the rest of the season.

On July 15, 2011, he got his 1500th hit against the “Chicago White Sox.”

However, he broke a bone below his right eye in a pre-season game with the “Philadelphia Phillies” in 2012. That same year, he started the best season of his career on “Opening Day.”

He had an excellent record with 44 home runs, 139 RBI, 205 hits, and a.330 batting average while playing third base after Prince Fielder took first. 2012, he was given the most recent “Batting Triple Crown.”

The following year, 2012, he had an even better season, and in 2013, he won the AL MVP award for the second year in a row.

On March 28, 2014, when he returned to playing first base, his deal with the Tigers was extended for eight more years on top of the two already written in. The contract is worth $292 million all together.

Cabrera missed 13 years of baseball in the US because of a Grade 3 left calf strain. On July 4, 2015, he was put on the 15-day injured list.

When he hit a home run against his old team, the “Miami Marlins,” on June 28, 2016, he became the first player in significant league history to do so.

He was put on the injured list for the second time in his career on April 22, 2017, because of a strain in his right groin. He returned on May 2 and hit his 450th home run, returning him to the major leagues.

Achievements and Awards

Miguel Cabrera is a well-known athlete. He has won almost all of baseball’s awards and honors throughout a career spanning nearly 20 years. ‘AL Batting Champion’ four times (2011–13, 2015), ‘League Champion’ twice (2003, 2012), and ‘AL Batting Triple Crown’ won once (2012).

He has won the “Tiger of the Year Award” four times (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013), as well as the “Silver Slugger Award” seven times (2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016). He has also been named AL MVP twice (2012, 2013). Eleven times (2004–2007, 2010–2016), he has been on the “MLB All-Star team.”

Two times, in 2012 and 2013, baseball fans and reporters gave him the “Hank Aaron Award.”

In Venezuela, he has won the “Luis Aparicio Award” five times, from 2005 to 2013 and again in 2015.

Life Outside of Work

On June 17, 2002, Miguel Cabrera married his sweetheart Rosangel. They have a son named Christopher and two girls named Rosangel and Isabella. The family lives in Birmingham, Michigan.

He says that he is a Catholic, but he also does Santería. In 2006, he was made a Babalawo.

Early in the morning of October 3, 2009, Cabrera came home very drunk. His wife called the cops after a fight, and Cabrera was taken in to be questioned further. Her bottom lip was hurt, and his face had scratches on it. The cops found that both people involved in the domestic assault were responsible after an investigation. They didn’t file any charges against each other.

When Florida police caught him on February 16, 2011, he was charged with misdemeanors for driving while drunk and fighting arrest.

In 2012, he started “The Miguel Cabrera Foundation” to help different children’s groups.

Fun Facts

An article from the Associated Press in January 2010 said that Cabrera went to a rehab center for three months because he was addicted to drinking.

He plays for the Tigers and wears number 24.

There is the word “sangre,” which means “blood,” written on his wrist.

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