The Detroit Red Wings probably won’t be looking to Miguel Cabrera to beef up their attack next season. The veteran Detroit Tigers star finally has a home run this season. However, the future Hall of Famer is still seeking his first goal of the campaign.
Entering the Tigers dugout following his first dinger of 2023, Cabrera was given his first chance to participate in the club’s Red Wings-themed home run celebration.
Miguel Cabrera his first home run of the season.
That means it was also his first celebration with the Red Wings gear in the Tigers dugout 🚨
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) June 14, 2023
Strutting through his teammates as they congratulated him, Cabrera donned a Red Wings helmet, grabbed a hockey stick and fired a puck wide of the empt net situated at the far end of the Tigers Comerica Park dugout.
Later, Cabrera would say this was the first time he’d ever held a hockey stick.
Red Wings Theme Was Torkelson’s Idea
The Tigers unveiled their Red Wings-themed home run celly on April 22 at Baltimore’s Camden Yards. Zach McKinstry was the first Detroit player to go deep and then don the hockey gear in the dugout.
The idea for his home-run celebration was originated by Tigers infielder Spencer Torkelson. After consultation with outfielder Riley Greene, it was Greene’s idea to include the hockey stick conclusion to the party.
“Honestly, I felt like we were the only team in the league without one,” Torkelson told MLB.com of their home-run celly. “We were like: ‘Let’s think of something!’”
The idea seems to suit a place called Hockeytown
“Detroit is a hockey town,” Torkelson said.