Miguel Cabrera is a Venezuelan former professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and designated hitter. We will discuss details of Miguel Cabrera’s children as well as other important information about him in this write-up.
Who is Miguel Cabrera?
Miguel Cabrera was born on April 18, 1983, in Maracay, Venezuela to Miguel, his father and Gregoria, his mother. From his childhood, he was guided by his maternal uncle, David Torres. At 14, he was enrolled in a baseball school in Cagua, so he could continue his studies while still playing ball.
Miguel Cabrera was then signed by the Marlins in 1999 as an amateur free agent and came up through their farm system, teaming with future major leaguers Adrián González and Dontrelle Willis Cabrera is both a Catholic and a practitioner of Santería.
Miguel Cabrera Professional Career Explored
Cabrera made his major league debut on June 20, 2003, at 20 years old; Édgar Rentería, at 19 years old, was the only Marlins player to make his debut at a younger age. Cabrera hit a walk-off home run in his first major league game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, following Billy Parker in 1972 and Josh Bard in 2002 as the third player since 1900 to hit a game-winning home run in his big-league debut.
Cabrera rapidly established himself, as his stellar play in July made him the Marlins’ cleanup hitter. Cabrera’s postseason play helped propel Florida to the World Series title over the New York Yankees and landed him on the cover of ESPN The Magazine during the offseason. He finished fifth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting, as teammate Dontrelle Willis took home the award.
In the NLDS against the Giants, Cabrera hit .286 with three RBIs.
After changing positions in the heat of the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs, he hit .333 with three homers and six RBIs, including clutch home runs in Game 1 and Game 7 that gave the Marlins crucial leads.
On August 8 against the Minnesota Twins, Cabrera had two hits to surpass Tony Gwynn and move into the top 20 on the all-time MLB hits list. On September 27, Cabrera hit his 511th home run to move into the top 25 on the all-time MLB list (tied with Mel Ott). The homer also tied him with Norm Cash for the second-most home runs as a Tiger (373), behind only Al Kaline (399).
Cabrera finished his career with a .306 average, 3,174 hits (16th), 511 home runs (tied for 25th), 627 doubles (13th), 1,881 RBIs (12th), 1,258 walks, 1,551 runs, 103 sacrifice flies (tied for 25th) and a .900 OPS. He also ranked in the top-25 in MLB history with 11,796 plate appearances (23rd), 10,356 at-bats (22nd), 2,797 games (25th), 5,368 total bases (14th), 1,155 extra-base hits (14th) and 897 multi-hit games (17th).
On September 29, 2023, two days before the end of the regular season, the Tigers announced Cabrera would remain a member of the organization as a special assistant to the president of baseball operations, Scott Harris.
Who are Miguel Cabrera Children?
Miguel Cabrera has five children from two separate relationships, three with his now wife, consisting of two daughters and one son who was born in August 2011. The three children were all born to his wife Rosangel Cabrera.
Talking about his other two children, he fathered them with an ex-mistress, a boy and a girl who currently lives in Orlando, Florida.
Among his five children, only two are known to the general public, they are Isabella Cabrera and Rosangel Cabrera who are well-known as Miguel Cabrera’s daughters.