Miggy continues to pile up doubles in career

Miggy continues to pile up doubles in career

BALTIMORE -- No, doubles aren't a Triple Crown category, but they might be the extra-base category where Miguel Cabrera has his best chance to challenge some of the all-time greats.

Cabrera, 30, is just the 16th active Major League player with 400 doubles in his career. None of the other 15 are younger than 33. The closest player age 30 or younger to Cabrera in doubles is Robinson Cano with 345.

Cabrera has averaged 40 doubles a season as a Tiger, including a league-high 48 in 2011. With 15 doubles already this season, he's on pace to top 40 again.

At that pace, Cabrera could join the exclusive 600-double club, currently occupied by a dozen players, sometime in his mid-30s. From there, it's a short stretch before the top 10. Hank Aaron currently sits 10th with 624.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.