Chicago White Sox: Five best division rivals since 2000

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1. player. 63. . 3B. Detroit Tigers. Miguel Cabrera

Not only is Miguel Cabrera one of the best hitters of his era, but he is simply one of the best hitters of all time. He is a shell of his former self here in 2020 but there is no doubt that he is one of the game’s all-time greats. Some White Sox fans cheered him on in his days with the Florida Marlins, especially in the 2003 NLCS, but he became a Hall of Famer in his time with the Detroit Tigers.

Cabrera has won two MVPs, five Silver Sluggers, and a remarkable four batting titles as a member of the Tigers. One of those four batting titles came in a year that not only did he lead the league in batting average, but he led in RBIs and home runs as well to win the first Triple Crown the MLB had seen in 45 years. There is no doubt that this guy elevated himself to become one of the game’s all-time greats during his time in Detroit.

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Cabrera was also an MLB all-star a total of 11 times. Seven of them came with the Detroit Tigers. Having him in the division was absolutely no fun from a cheer perspective but it was cool to see one of the game’s all-time greatest players play on a regular basis. Miguel Cabrera should have the utmost respect from every team in his division for how he played throughout his career.