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Miguel Cabrera: Hall of Famer Already

Miguel Cabrera: Hall of Famer Already

Posted by Liliana Castaño on August 15, 2013

By Sebastian Llavaneras.-

Miguel Cabrera is arguably the best player of the MLB right now. He is #1 in the overall ratings of ESPN and in the eyes of many baseball fans. Even Barry Bonds praises him. "He's definitely the best,'' Bonds told USA TODAY Sports "It's not rocket science here. He's the best. By far. Without a doubt. The absolute best.''

Miguel Cabrera is a third baseman for the Detroit Tigers. He debuted on the MLB with the Miami Marlins in 2003, when the Marlins won the World Series. Cabrera played there until 2008 when he became the Tiger’s most expensive acquisition to the date for $152.3 millions.

Cabrera has been playing in the Major league for 10 years now. Since his debut he has played 1614 games, with 1039 runs, 353 home runs, 1222 RBIs, and an overall average of .321. He has three Player of the Month awards, eight Player of the Week awards, four Silver Slugger awards, one Hank Aaron award, one MVP award, one MLB Player’s Choice of the Year award, one MLB Player’s Choice AL Outstanding Player award, and one World Series Championship. He also played in seven All-Star games and two Home Run Derbies.

Miguel Cabrera is a legend of the sport already and, according to Hall of Famer Al Kaline, "Even if he never played again, he's a Hall of Fame player already," Kaline told the Detroit News' Tom Gage. "To see what he accomplished last year was unbelievable."

"But what I love about him the most is his joy of being on the field every day. He just seems to have a lot of fun. It's a big part of the player he is." Kaline said.

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