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Miguel Cabrera is a Venezuelan professional baseball player

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BirthdayApril 18, 1983
NationalityVenezuelan
FamousVenezuelan Sportspersons, Sportspersons, Baseball Players
Nick namesMiggy
SpousesRosangel Cabrera (m. 2002)
Birth PlaceMaracay, Venezuela
Height193cm
GenderMale
FatherMiguel
MotherGregoria
Net Worth$133.7 Million as of jan 2017
Sun SignAries
Born inMaracay, Venezuela
Famous asBaseball Player
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Who is Miguel Cabrera?

José Miguel Cabrera Torres, better known as Miguel Cabrera or by his nickname Miggy, is a Venezuelan professional baseball player, who is currently the first baseman for the ‘Major League Baseball’ team ‘Detroit Tigers’. Initially trained by his uncle, former St. Louis Cardinals player David Torres, he travelled to the United States when he was 15 and joined ‘Florida Marlins’ as an amateur free agent. A year later, he began his professional career in the minor leagues. In his debut season in the major leagues in 2003, he was instrumental in the Marlin’s ‘World Series’ victory. In 2008, he signed an eight year, $152.3 million contract with Tigers after being traded to them. Considered to be one of the best pure hitters of all time with two ‘American League Most Valuable Player’ awards, 458 career home runs, 2,595 hits, 1,598 RBI, and .319 batting average, he is a rare batter who combines analytical skills with raw power and has the ability to hit the ball to all fields. He is well-respected for how he conducts himself both on and off the field, having been nominated twice for the ‘Roberto Clemente Award’ by his teammates.

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Childhood & Early Life

Miguel Cabrera was born on April 18, 1983, in in Maracay, Venezuela to Miguel and Gregoria Cabrera. His father was a welder and his mother represented Venezuela in softball. He has a sister named Carla Ruth.

His parents, who are now divorced, put immense pressure on him to succeed as a baseball player.

Career

At the age of 14, Miguel Cabrera was picked by the ‘Tigres de Aragua’, one of the eight teams that compete in the Venezuelan winter league. He made his first hit in December 1999 and played for the team till his retirement from Caribbean baseball in January 2008. During his tenure, Tigres won four titles out of five attempts.

He spent his early years at the Marlins toiling through their farm system. He began as a shortstop in the ‘Gulf Coast League’ (GCL) in 2000. He also played in the ‘New York-Penn League’, ‘Midwest League’, and ‘Florida State League and for clubs ‘Blue Sox’ in Utica, New York, ‘Kane County Cougars’, and ‘Jupiter Hammerheads’.

On his major league debut against the ‘Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ on June 20, 2003, he hit a walk-off home run.

Performing as the Marlin’s cleanup batter, he played a pivotal role in the team’s 4-2 win of the ‘2003 World Series’ against the ‘New York Yankees’.

For the entire 2004 season, Cabrera played in the outfield and racked up 13 outfield assists. The 33 home runs he hit each year in 2004 and 2005 brought him the honour of being the youngest player in MLB history to hit back-to-back 30-homer seasons.

He started the 2006 season as a leader and key run producer. He ended it with .568 slugging percentage and .430 on-base percentage.

In 2007 he became the third youngest player to accumulate 500 RBI as a major leaguer.

After signing the eight year, $152.3 million contract with the ‘Detroit Tigers’ he took the field for his debut outing against the ‘Kansas City Royals’ on March 31, 2008. He was moved to the first base on April 29 for a game against the Yankees.

With his stellar performance at the MLB, Cabrera’s selection to the Venezuelan national team for the ‘2009 World Baseball Classic’ came as no surprise. He had also represented his country before. Venezuela made it to the semi-finals before losing to South Korea.

While playing against the ‘Oakland Athletes’ on May 10, 2010, he received a high ankle sprain that eventually led him to be ruled out for the rest of the season.

He reached his 1500th career hit against ‘Chicago White Sox’ on July 15, 2011.

In 2012, despite breaking a bone below the right eye in a pre-season game with ‘Philadelphia Phillies’, he was part of the starting line-up on ‘Opening Day’ of the season which was to be the best in his career till date.

Playing at the third base after vacating the first for Prince Fielder, he garnered an impressive record of 44 home runs, 139 RBI, 205 hits, and .330 batting average. He was conferred with the most recent ‘Batting Triple Crown’ in 2012.

He followed that up with an equally superlative 2013 season, in which he won the AL MVP award second year in a row after 2012.

On March 28, 2014, as he returned to the first base, his contract with the Tigers was extended for eight more years on top of the remaining two from the initial writings. The entire deal is worth $292 million.

Due to a Grade 3 left calf strain, Cabrera found himself on the 15-day disabled list on July 4, 2015, for the first time in his 13-year career in the US.

He achieved the distinction of hitting a home run against all the 30 major league teams when he hit one against his former team ‘Miami Marlins’ on June 28, 2016.

He was put on the disabled list the second time in his career on April 22, 2017, after suffering a right groin strain. He made a return on May 2, hitting the ball out of the park for his 450th career home run.

Awards & Achievements

Miguel Cabrera is a decorated athlete. In a career spanning close to two decades, he has virtually won all the honours and accolades baseball has to offer. He is a four time ‘AL Batting Champion’ (2011-13, 2015), two time ‘League Champion’ (2003, 2012), and one time ‘AL Batting Triple Crown’ winner (2012).

Besides being named AL MVP twice (2012, 2013), he has won the ‘Silver Slugger Award’ seven times (2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), and ‘Tiger of the Year Award’ four times (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013). He has been included 11 different times in the ‘MLB All-Star team’ (2004-07, 2010-16).

Baseball fans and members of the media conferred on him the ‘Hank Aaron Award’ twice (2012, 2013).

In Venezuela, he has received ‘Luis Aparicio Award’ five times (2005, 2011-13, 2015) among other accolades.

Personal Life

Miguel Cabrera married his sweetheart Rosangel on June 17, 2002. They have three children together, two daughters, Rosangel and Isabella, and a son, Christopher. The family resides in Birmingham, Michigan.

Although he identifies as a Catholic, he also practices Santería. He was made a babalawo in 2006.

On the morning of October 3, 2009, Cabrera returned home heavily intoxicated. After an altercation, his wife called the police, who took Cabrera in for further questioning. She suffered an injury on her lower lip, while he had scratch marks on his face. After an investigation, the police concluded that both parties contributed to the domestic assault. Neither of them filed any charges.

He was taken into custody by Florida police on misdemeanor charges for driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest on February 16, 2011.

He set up ‘The Miguel Cabrera Foundation’ in 2012 in order to support various charities for children.

Trivia

According to an ‘Associated Press’ report published in January 2010, Cabrera spent three months at a rehab centre due to his addiction to alcohol.

He wears the number 24 jersey for the Tigers.

He has the word ‘sangre’ (Spanish term for blood) on his wrist tape.

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Miguel Cabrera biography timelines

  • // 18th Apr 1983
    Miguel Cabrera was born on April 18, 1983, in in Maracay, Venezuela to Miguel and Gregoria Cabrera. His father was a welder and his mother represented Venezuela in softball. He has a sister named Carla Ruth.
  • // 1999
    At the age of 14, Miguel Cabrera was picked by the ‘Tigres de Aragua’, one of the eight teams that compete in the Venezuelan winter league. He made his first hit in December 1999 and played for the team till his retirement from Caribbean baseball in January 2008. During his tenure, Tigres won four titles out of five attempts.
  • // 2000
    He spent his early years at the Marlins toiling through their farm system. He began as a shortstop in the ‘Gulf Coast League’ (GCL) in 2000. He also played in the ‘New York-Penn League’, ‘Midwest League’, and ‘Florida State League and for clubs ‘Blue Sox’ in Utica, New York, ‘Kane County Cougars’, and ‘Jupiter Hammerheads’.
  • // 2002
    Miguel Cabrera married his sweetheart Rosangel on June 17, 2002. They have three children together, two daughters, Rosangel and Isabella, and a son, Christopher. The family resides in Birmingham, Michigan.
  • // 2003
    Performing as the Marlin’s cleanup batter, he played a pivotal role in the team’s 4-2 win of the ‘2003 World Series’ against the ‘New York Yankees’.
  • // 2003
    Miguel Cabrera is a decorated athlete. In a career spanning close to two decades, he has virtually won all the honours and accolades baseball has to offer. He is a four time ‘AL Batting Champion’ (2011-13, 2015), two time ‘League Champion’ (2003, 2012), and one time ‘AL Batting Triple Crown’ winner (2012).
  • // Jun 2003
    On his major league debut against the ‘Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ on June 20, 2003, he hit a walk-off home run.
  • // 2004
    For the entire 2004 season, Cabrera played in the outfield and racked up 13 outfield assists. The 33 home runs he hit each year in 2004 and 2005 brought him the honour of being the youngest player in MLB history to hit back-to-back 30-homer seasons.
  • // 2005
    In Venezuela, he has received ‘Luis Aparicio Award’ five times (2005, 2011-13, 2015) among other accolades.
  • // 2006
    He started the 2006 season as a leader and key run producer. He ended it with .568 slugging percentage and .430 on-base percentage.
  • // 2006
    Although he identifies as a Catholic, he also practices Santería. He was made a babalawo in 2006.
  • // 2007
    In 2007 he became the third youngest player to accumulate 500 RBI as a major leaguer.
  • // 2008
    After signing the eight year, $152.3 million contract with the ‘Detroit Tigers’ he took the field for his debut outing against the ‘Kansas City Royals’ on March 31, 2008. He was moved to the first base on April 29 for a game against the Yankees.
  • // 2009
    With his stellar performance at the MLB, Cabrera’s selection to the Venezuelan national team for the ‘2009 World Baseball Classic’ came as no surprise. He had also represented his country before. Venezuela made it to the semi-finals before losing to South Korea.
  • // 2009
    On the morning of October 3, 2009, Cabrera returned home heavily intoxicated. After an altercation, his wife called the police, who took Cabrera in for further questioning. She suffered an injury on her lower lip, while he had scratch marks on his face. After an investigation, the police concluded that both parties contributed to the domestic assault. Neither of them filed any charges.
  • // 2010
    While playing against the ‘Oakland Athletes’ on May 10, 2010, he received a high ankle sprain that eventually led him to be ruled out for the rest of the season.
  • // 2010
    According to an ‘Associated Press’ report published in January 2010, Cabrera spent three months at a rehab centre due to his addiction to alcohol.
  • // 2011
    He reached his 1500th career hit against ‘Chicago White Sox’ on July 15, 2011.
  • // 2011
    He was taken into custody by Florida police on misdemeanor charges for driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest on February 16, 2011.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, despite breaking a bone below the right eye in a pre-season game with ‘Philadelphia Phillies’, he was part of the starting line-up on ‘Opening Day’ of the season which was to be the best in his career till date.
  • // 2012
    Playing at the third base after vacating the first for Prince Fielder, he garnered an impressive record of 44 home runs, 139 RBI, 205 hits, and .330 batting average. He was conferred with the most recent ‘Batting Triple Crown’ in 2012.
  • // 2012
    He followed that up with an equally superlative 2013 season, in which he won the AL MVP award second year in a row after 2012.
  • // 2012
    Besides being named AL MVP twice (2012, 2013), he has won the ‘Silver Slugger Award’ seven times (2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), and ‘Tiger of the Year Award’ four times (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013). He has been included 11 different times in the ‘MLB All-Star team’ (2004-07, 2010-16).
  • // 2012
    Baseball fans and members of the media conferred on him the ‘Hank Aaron Award’ twice (2012, 2013).
  • // 2012
    He set up ‘The Miguel Cabrera Foundation’ in 2012 in order to support various charities for children.
  • // 2014
    On March 28, 2014, as he returned to the first base, his contract with the Tigers was extended for eight more years on top of the remaining two from the initial writings. The entire deal is worth $292 million.
  • // 2015
    Due to a Grade 3 left calf strain, Cabrera found himself on the 15-day disabled list on July 4, 2015, for the first time in his 13-year career in the US.
  • // 2016
    He achieved the distinction of hitting a home run against all the 30 major league teams when he hit one against his former team ‘Miami Marlins’ on June 28, 2016.
  • // 2017
    He was put on the disabled list the second time in his career on April 22, 2017, after suffering a right groin strain. He made a return on May 2, hitting the ball out of the park for his 450th career home run.

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Miguel Cabrera's FAQ

  • What is Miguel Cabrera birthday?

    Miguel Cabrera was born at 1983-04-18

  • Where is Miguel Cabrera's birth place?

    Miguel Cabrera was born in Maracay, Venezuela

  • What is Miguel Cabrera nationalities?

    Miguel Cabrera's nationalities is Venezuelan

  • What is Miguel Cabrera nick names?

    Miguel Cabrera's nickNames is Miggy

  • Who is Miguel Cabrera spouses?

    Miguel Cabrera's spouses is Rosangel Cabrera (m. 2002)

  • How tall is Miguel Cabrera?

    Miguel Cabrera's height is 193

  • Who is Miguel Cabrera's father?

    Miguel Cabrera's father is Miguel

  • Who is Miguel Cabrera's mother?

    Miguel Cabrera's mother is Gregoria

  • What is Miguel Cabrera's sun sign?

    Miguel Cabrera is Aries

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