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Miguel Cabrera announced that he will be returning for his 21st and final MLB season in 2023. Cabrera burst onto the scenes in 2003 with the Florida Marlins helping the Fish win their 2nd World Series in franchise history. He is undoubtedly one of the three best hitters of his generation, and a 1st ballot Hall of Famer. It has been a storied career that apparently has one more chapter to it. He’s one of 7 players with 3,000 career hits and 500 career home runs. But I’ll be honest here, it feels like he’s hanging on when he should ride off. He had 43 RBI in 397 at bats last season. He did hit a respectable .254 (respectable by current MLB standards). But what good is a baserunner who can’t run the bases? Anyway, I don’t want this turn into bashing Cabrera- good for him.

As I said, Miguel Cabrara’s career dates all the way back to 2003. There have been a lot of changes since Cabrara burst onto the scenes as a rookie. I thought it would be funny to take a look at things younger than Miguel Cabrera’s MLB career. Cabrera debuted for the Florida Marlins on June 20th, 2003. He went 1-5 on his debut with his lone hit being a 2-run homerun. It was a meaningful homerun as well. The FLORIDA Marlins beat the Tampa Bay DEVIL Rays 3-1 on that day. So the first two things younger than Miguel Cabrera’s MLB career are the Miami Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays, or at least the current team names. Here’s the rest of the list of things younger than Miguel Cabrera’s MLB career.

  • Washington Nationals

    Things Younger Than Miguel Cabrera's MLB Career Washington Nationals

    (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

    The Montreal Expos moved to Washington D.C., became good, then bad, then good again, and won a World Series. Before becoming bad again.

  • Facebook

    Things Younger Than Miguel Cabrera's MLB Career Facebook

    (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

    Facebook was created in 2004. Most likely more than a year into Cabrera’s career.

  • Google Maps

    Things Younger Than Miguel Cabrera's MLB Career Google Maps

    Remember when you had to print off directions? Remember when that was considered cutting edge because you no longer needed an atlas for your car? Miggy might have thought he was cool Joe printing off directions to get the stadium in 2003.

  • iPhone

    Things Younger Than Miguel Cabrera's MLB Career iPhone

    (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

    Even if you’re an Android person, the invention of the iPhone changed life forever on the plant. Everything became accessible in the palm of your hand. Including being able to write this article on one.

  • YouTube

    Things Younger Than Miguel Cabrera's MLB Career Youtube

    Miguel Cabrera couldn’t even pull up video highlights on YouTube after making his debut in 2003. In fact, YouTube would not go online until 2005!

  • Bitcoin

    Things Younger Than Miguel Cabrera's MLB Career Bitcoin

    There have been athletes that have been burned by converting their salaries into Bitcoin. If Miguel would have done that in 2009 when Bitcoin was invented, he would be the richest man on the planet.

  • Tesla

    Things Younger Than Miguel Cabrera's MLB Career Tesla

    (Photo by Allison Dinner/Getty Images)

    Elon Musk created Tesla Inc on July 1st, 2003. Cabrera made his debut 11 days before.

  • Skype

    Things Younger Than Miguel Cabrera's MLB Career

    Video conferencing has become common place since the start of COVID in 2020. But even the most tech savvy companies couldn’t video chat on the day Miggy made his debut. The world would have to wait another 42 days.