Miggy surpasses Ernie Banks on all-time RBI leaderboard

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Miguel Cabrera cashed in the 1,637th RBI of his career against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, officially passing Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks in the record books.

The groundball punched past a diving Adalberto Mondesi brought Nicholas Castellanos to the plate and propelled the Detroit Tigers all-time great ahead of the Hall of Famer and two-time National League MVP.

Though the Tigers tweeted that Cabrera took sole possession of 29th on the all-time leaderboard, most databases, including Baseball-Reference, have him in 32nd.

Rank Player RBI
25 Frank Thomas 1704
26 Reggie Jackson 1702
27 Jim Thome 1699
28 Cal Ripken Jr. 1695
29 Gary Sheffield 1676
30 Sammy Sosa 1667
31 Tony Perez 1652
32 Miguel Cabrera 1637
33 Ernie Banks 1636

Cabrera could realistically find himself in that No. 29 spot by the end of the season if he manages to stay healthy, and in the chase behind Hall of Famers Thome and Ripken.

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