Miguel Cabrera is not alone in his long wait for the HR 500

Miguel Cabrera is not alone in his long wait for

The Venezuelan first baseman Miguel Cabrera, of the Detroit Tigers, will resume the chase for the 500th home run of his extraordinary major league career since Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels at Comerica Park.

Cabrera is hitting .280 with 16 homers and 20 doubles in 321 at-bats (and 15-4 with a double in 2021) against Los Angeles, who announced the rights. Dylan bundy Y Shohei ohtani and the southpaw Patrick Sandoval as his starting pitchers for the three-game series.

Cabrera hit his 499th homer last Wednesday off a right-hander curveball. Matt harvey in the fifth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park At Camden Yards.

The American League MVP double and winner of the last major league hitting Triple Crown is trying to become the 28th player with 500 home runs in major league history. He would be the first Venezuelan and the seventh Latin American on the prestigious list.

Cabrera, who is hitting .251 with 12 homers and 51 RBIs in his 19th MLB season (14 at Detroit), is 9-1 in three games and five days since he last got the ball off the field.

While Frank Robinson and the Dominicans Albert pujols and David Ortiz are the only ones who have hit the 499 and 500 home runs in the same clash and some went over the bridge very quickly, other members of the “500 Club” agonized for a long time before completing the feat.

The Dominican Sammy Sosa and the North American Gary Sheffield are the only ones who had a winter vacation between their 499 and 500 home runs. Sosa hit his 499 home run on September 29, 2002, the last day of the season, and the next did not happen. until April 4, 2003, in the fourth game of the season for the Chicago Cubs.

Sheffield hit his 498 and 499 homers with the Tigers jersey on Friday, September 26, 2008, as he began the last weekend of that season, and the 500 did not fall until April 17, 2009, in Game 10 of the season for the New York Mets.

When it comes to long waits within a season, the first place corresponds to Jimmy Foxx, who had to suffer for 20 days (between September 4 and 24, 1940) to go from 499 to 500, playing for Boston Red Sox.

Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins is number 12 (with 573) on the list of greatest home run producers in history, but scoring the 500 took him 16 games in 1971. Killebrew hit # 499 off Cuban Luis Tiant on 25 July and then # 500 and # 501 to Cuban Mike Cuéllar, on August 10.

Dominican-American Alex Rodríguez, who retired with 696 tetra-bases, reached the promised land on August 4, 2007, on the tenth day after landing 499, while another member of the New York Yankees, Mickey Mantle, suffered for nine days before. to dispatch the blow on May 14, 1967.

Hank Aaron (May 14, 1967) and Ken Griffey Jr. (June 20, 2004) had a full week hunting for the 500th home run of their Cooperstown Hall of Fame careers.