Miguel Cabrera needed just one swing to pass three baseball legends.
The Detroit Tigers star added yet another accomplishment to his Hall of Fame resume when he crushed a long home run off Cincinnati Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen on Saturday. It was his first dinger of the 2020 season and the 478th of Cabrera's career.
The two-run blast moved Miggy past Adrian Beltre and into sole possession of 30th on baseball's all-time home-run list, according to Tigers PR. It also increased his career RBI total to 1,696, pushing him ahead of Cal Ripken Jr. for 25th on that list.
Additionally, it marked the 1,072nd extra-base hit of Cabrera's career, breaking a tie with Hall of Fame Giants slugger Mel Ott for 27th place all time, according to TSN StatsCentre. He's now just 28 extra-base hits shy of 1,100, a plateau only 20 other hitters have reached.
The 37-year-old is 15 home runs short of tying Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 28th place, and he's 21 back of joining the 500-homer club.