José Miguel Cabrera Torres (born April 18, 1983), commonly known as Miguel Cabrera is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He bats and throws right-handed. He can also play third base, left field and right field. Cabrera is an eight-time All-Star, having been selected to both the National League and American League All-Star Teams. Cabrera has started at least 100 games at first base, third base, left field and right field. He progressed through the Florida Marlins minor league system, before being called up from the Double-A Carolina Mudcats in June 2003. Cabrera went on to help the Marlins win the World Series that year as their clean-up hitter.
Cabrera is widely regarded to be one of the best pure hitters in baseball, hitting at a high average with power to all fields. He has posted at least 30 home runs in nine different seasons with a career batting average of .321. Cabrera has also driven in over 100 runs in each of the last ten seasons, every season aside from his rookie campaign when he played in only 87 games. He has been an MVP caliber player since entering the majors at just 20 years old, having received MVP votes in each of his ten major league seasons, and placing in the top five in six of those seasons including each of the last four.
The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team located in Detroit, Michigan. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit in 1894 as part of the Western League. They are the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the American League. The Tigers have won four World Series championships (1935, 1945, 1968, and 1984), 11 American League Pennants (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006, and 2012), and three American League Central Division championships (2011, 2012 and 2013). The Tigers also won Division titles in 1972, 1984 and 1987 while members of the American League East. The team currently plays its home games at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit.
In baseball, a home run (abbreviated HR) is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to reach home safely in one play without any errors being committed by the defensive team in the process. In modern baseball, the feat is typically achieved by hitting the ball over the outfield fence between the foul poles (or making contact with either foul pole) without first touching the ground, resulting in an automatic home run. There is also the "inside-the-park" home run, increasingly rare in modern baseball, where the batter reaches home safely while the baseball is in play on the field. When a home run is scored, the batter is also credited with a hit and a run scored, and an RBI for each runner that scores, including himself. Likewise, the pitcher is recorded as having given up a hit, a run for each runner that scores including the batter.
Home runs are among the most popular aspects of baseball and, as a result, prolific home run hitters are usually the most popular among fans and consequently the highest paid by teams — hence the old saying, variously attributed to slugger Ralph Kiner, or to a teammate talking about Kiner, "Home run hitters drive Cadillacs, and singles hitters drive Fords."
The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the New York Yankees franchise, including the 1901–02 Baltimore Orioles, and the 1903–12 New York Highlanders.
Players in Bold are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Dan Dickerson (born 1958) is an American sportscaster, best known for his current position as the lead radio play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers on the Detroit Tigers Radio Network, joined by color commentator and former Tigers catcher Jim Price.
Asdrúbal José Cabrera (born November 13, 1985) is a Venezuelan professional shortstop and second baseman for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States. Cabrera, a switch hitter, is a two-time All-Star.