Frank Robinson. Hank Aaron. And Al Kaline. Those are three of the 10 players Miguel Cabrera compares to statistically through the age of 29, according to baseball-reference.com. So it shouldn't be a surprise one former Detroit Tigers great expects to be joined in Cooperstown one day by the team's current third baseman. In fact, Cabrera's credentials are good enough right now in Kaline's eyes. "Even if he never played again, he's a Hall of Fame player already," Kaline told the Detroit News' Tom Gage. "To see what he accomplished last year was unbelievable." Last season for Cabrera included baseball's first Triple Crown since 1967 and the American League's Most Valuable Player award. Cabrera won't turn 30 until April 18, and he's already totaled 321 home runs and 1,123 RBI with a .318 career average in 10 major league seasons. In 2012, Cabrera batted .330 with 44 home runs and 139 RBI.
Al Kaline: Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera 'a Hall of Fame player already' at age 29
Michigan Live | Feb 18