Dodgers broadcaster shares great story about Miguel Cabrera seconds before his first homer of season

Joe Davis talks about Cabrera’s teaching moment with former Tigers catcher James McCann

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, right, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith watches during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 1, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill, The Associated Press 2022)

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Joe Davis shared a classic Miguel Cabrera story this weekend, seconds before the Detroit Tigers star blasted his first home run of the season.

Davis, the play-by-play announcer for SportsNet Los Angeles, shared the story during Cabrera’s final at-bat in the top of the eighth inning Sunday. The two teams were playing the rubber match of a three-game series, and Cabrera came to the plate with Javier Baez on second base and the Tigers trailing 6-0.

Here’s the full story from Davis:

Exactly seven seconds after Davis finished his story, Cabrera obliterated a 1-2 hanging slider from reliever Phil Bickford into the left-center field bleachers.

The Tigers still lost the game, but that was an entertaining moment to cap off an otherwise difficult road trip.


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