Miguel Cabrera reached a baseball milestone on Sunday with his 500th career home run, becoming the 28th player to achieve such a feat in MLB history.
Of his 500 home runs, 362 have come with the Detroit Tigers since being traded to them in 2007.
Things were much different for the Tigers, and the world, back then and the Detroit Tigers Twitter account made sure to remind everyone of that following Cabrera’s achievement.
The Tigers tweeted out that a lot has changed since Cabrera joined the team after the 2007 season and tweeted out what things looked like then — in the form of a fake MySpace page.
Before there was Twitter and Facebook, MySpace was the primary social media destination (although Facebook was gaining popularity at this time).
Cabrera’s faux MySpace page included a Top 8 friends of Jim Leyland, Placido Polanco, Ramon Santiago, Ivan Rodriguez, Justin Verlander, Curtis Granderson, Carlos Guillen and Kenny Rogers while the song playing on the page was “Temperature” by Sean Paul.
Verlander’s brother, Ben, jokingly replied to the tweet.
It has been quite the journey for Cabrera since then, whose 500 career home runs punctuate a Hall of Fame career that includes two MVP awards, four batting titles and a Triple Crown, all of which came in Detroit.