Future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera hit the 500th grand slam of his illustrious lifetime on Sunday. To give proper respect to Cabrera, we figured out each and every grand slam he has hit, including the 13 he hit in the postseason that don’t check toward his authority number. We should go through the greatest ones.
We’ll go in chronological order. It was originally going to be a best 10 rundown, yet I would not like to cut anything beneath, so this one goes to 11.
No. 1 was a stroll off
Cabrera was a highly-touted prospect coming up. He played in the Futures Game in both 2001 and 2002 and Baseball America positioned him as the twelfth best possibility in baseball before the 2003 season. All things considered, you never entirely realize how it will turn out until it begins to occur on the major association jewel. It didn’t take long for Cabrera. The 20-year-old phenom hit a stroll off homer in his first vocation game, as though to show us that not exclusively was he genuine however he likewise had a flare for the dramatic.
2003 NLCS, Game 7 three-run shot
Only a couple of months after the fact, Cabrera was showing a tremendous, national audience exactly how much ability he had. Keep in mind, the Marlins were confronting the Cubs. At that point, that would be the still-“reviled” Cubs. There’s no compelling reason to reiterate Game 6. We’ll simply say the Cubs frantically required a decent begin to Game 7. All things considered, Cabrera kicked the scoring off with a three-run homer.
It wasn’t so much as an awful pitch from Kerry Wood, sitting low and in. Simply a stunning piece of hitting from the phenom.
2003 World Series, opens Game 4 scoring
Given that the opponent was the Yankees and that it was the World Series, this was again before a monster crowd. The Yankees brough a two-games-to-one lead into Game 4 with Roger Clemens on the hill. Cabrera hit a two-run homer off the Rocket in the primary inning.
Indeed, the Marlins required 11 innings in this one, however they didn’t lose another game that year.
2012: Go-ahead, 10th inning shot
In 2012, Cabrera won the principal Triple Crown since 1967 and the first of his two AL MVPs. One of the greater grand slams during his noteworthy run came on May 27. The Tigers were following the Twins, 3-2, and were confronting previous All-Star nearer Matt Capps. Cabrera went to the plate with a sprinter on and one out. Down 0-2 in the tally, he conveyed a two-run shot to give them a lead that they would hold in the lower part of the 10th.
2012: tenth inning stroll off against All-Star nearer
On August 5 of that equivalent season, the Tigers won a wild one. The Tigers tied the Indians, 3-3, in the fourth. Cleveland would score one in the fifth, however the Tigers coordinated. In the seventh, same thing: Cleveland scored one and afterward the Tigers scored one to tie it. It would go to the tenth inning, when Cleveland got homers from Travis Hafner and Ezequiel Carrera before a Lou Marson RBI twofold later in the inning.
On came All-Star nearer Chris Perez for Cleveland. With two outs, the Tigers mobilized. Alex Avila and Andy Dirks strolled. Austin Jackson multiplied and Omar Infante then, at that point came through with a two-RBI twofold to tie the game. And afterward Miggy wrapped up.
2012 ALCS clincher: Some breathing room
Cabrera was important for two flag champs in his profession, essentially to this point. The 2012 Tigers were the second one after the previously mentioned 2003 Marlins group. The 2012 Tigers really cleared the Yankees. Cabrera had a major homer in Game 4. The Tigers previously had a 2-0 lead going to the fourth against CC Sabathia. Cabrera would go yard for a two-run shot that gave Max Scherzer some space to breathe and made ready for a somewhat simple Match 4 dominate. By win likelihood added, the Cabrera homer was the greatest play of the game.
2013: Game-tying blast off Rivera
The 2013 season denoted the second of Cabrera’s consecutive MVP wins. On Aug. 9, he showed how he could take care of business against the most elite. The Yankees had a 3-1 lead making a beeline for the 10th and went to Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera. Jackson multiplied to offer Cabrera the chance as the game-tying run and Miggy would come through with the game-tying impact. Indeed, even in the misfortune, this was the top play of the match by dominate likelihood added.
2013 ALDS clincher: Gives Verlander all he needs
Recollect the Sonny Gray versus Justin Verlander duel we were guaranteed going to Game 5 of the 2013 ALDS? We began to get it. It was 0-0 through three innings and, truth be told, each pro had just confronted the base nine hitters. Cabrera would follow a Torii Hunter single with a grand slam, however, in the fourth.
Verlander would voyage with eight scoreless innings and the Tigers would again wipe out the A’s for the second consecutive year. The Cabrera homer, once more, was the top play of the game by means of win likelihood added.
2014: Highest WPA homer of his career
I’ve referenced win likelihood added a few times and this is on the grounds that it’s a helpful little approach to toss a number on how huge an arrangement a specific play was in a game. Just, it takes the rate risk a group needs to dominate a match out of nowhere and how much that changed dependent on one play. The most effortless approach to disclose it is to utilize the David Bote stroll off excellent pummel for the Cubs in 2018. It was 3-0 Nationals with two outs in the 10th, so the Nats had a 90 percent opportunity to win. With one break of the bat, the Cubs won. So Bote’s success likelihood added for that play was 0.90. That is as large as possible get, truly.
Cabrera on May 13, 2014 had a homer that was worth 0.779 win likelihood added.
The Tigers were following the Orioles, 1-0, with two outs in the 10th. Cabrera went to the plate with two on and hit a three-run homer. Talk about swinging the chances, isn’t that so?
No. 400 makes Venezuelan history
The 400-homer imprint isn’t held as precious in the baseball world as 500, however it’s still unimaginably hard to arrive. In MLB history, just 57 players have clubbed 400 homers. Cabrera arrived May 16, 2015.
As a little something extra, the past record for grand slams by a player brought into the world in Venezuela was 399 (Andrés Galarraga). That implies in addition to the fact that Cabrera joined the moderately elite club, however he additionally left a mark on the world for his local country. That was a major one. Not close to as large as what we saw Sunday, however …
Simple pick here. On Sunday Cabrera turned into the 28th player at any point to get to 500 grand slams in Major League Baseball. Congrats to Cabrera, however for some, fanatic baseball fans, the delight has all been our own. Much obliged to you, Miguel.