This weekend, the Colorado Rockies will face the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park and Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera will likely record his 3,000th career hit as he enters the series at 2,999 career hits.
When he accomplishes the feat, Cabrera will only be the 33rd player to ever record 3,000 career hits in the majors. If he accomplishes the feat this weekend, he would be far from the first player to accomplish it against the Colorado Rockies. In fact, he would be the fourth player to do it against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies have allowed the 3,000th career hit to hitters a lot and likely will allow it to Detroit Tigers’ DH Miguel Cabrera
If the Colorado Rockies allow a hit to Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera for him to get his 3,000th career hit this weekend, he will be the fourth player to get his 3,000th career hit off of a Rockies pitcher.
That would tie them for the Minnesota Twins/Washington Senators for the most all-time. The Twins/Senators have been around since 1901 and are one of the original American League teams. The Colorado Rockies played their first game in 1993 and were part of the second-most recent round of expansion.
Here are the three instances where the Colorado Rockies allowed the 3,000th career hit to a player:
- Rickey Henderson, COL @ SDP, 10/07/2001, 1B vs. John Thomson
- Craig Biggio, COL @ HOU, 06/28/2007, 1B vs. Aaron Cook
- Ichiro, MIA @ COL, 08/07/2016, 3B vs. Chris Rusin
Since the Rockies became a team in 1993, only 12 of the current 32 have happened so it’s quite remarkably that, perhaps, 4 of the 13 players to record their 3,000th career hits since 1993 will have recorded them against the Rockies.
The last player, overall, to reach the 3,000 hit plateau was a single by Albert Pujols against Seattle Mariners pitcher Mike Leake on May 4, 2018 in Seattle. Pujols will retiring after the 2022 season and, as of this publication, has 3,308 hits.
Rox Pile will be at Comerica Park for the entire series between the Colorado Rockies and the Detroit Tigers so be sure to check the site often for our exclusive coverage of the Rockies and the potential historical moment.