The rain didn’t stop Tigers’ first baseman Miguel Cabrera from rewriting the record books Saturday afternoon. After hitting three home runs in the last two games, a blast to center field off Cardinals’ pitcher Trevor Lyons earned him the 52nd spot in the 400 home run club. He is the eighth-youngest player to reach the mark at 32 years and 28 days.

The home run also earned Cabrera a special spot in Venezuelan baseball history. Number 400 moved him past Andres Galarraga for the most home runs all-time by a Venezuelan-born player.

It means a lot. I never expected to hit 400, I never expected any numbers like that.

At 32 years old, Miguel Cabrera is building a spectacular Hall of Fame resume. The nine-time all-star and two-time MVP is the active leader in career batting average at .320. Playing largely under the radar in Detroit, he has amassed 11-straight seasons of 25+ home runs and 100+ RBI with a .290+ batting average.

Tigers’ ace David Price offered his congratulations on Twitter after the game.

Tiger fans will enjoy watching Cabrera for the next several years. Here’s to many more milestones for one of the greatest players of all-time.

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