This captivating book charts the upbringing, career development, and living legend status of one of the greatest baseball players today. After coming from humble beginnings in his native Venezuela, Cabrera signed with the Florida Marlins when he was just sixteen and made his major league debut with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at age twenty. He was twice named Most Valuable Player and twice played in the World Series. Finally, in 2014, he signed with the Detroit Tigers for a record $292 million. With an abundance of stats, this chronicle of one of today’s greatest athletes will grab the attention of any baseball enthusiast.
Series: Living Legends of Sports
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Guided Reading Level: T
Lexile Level: 950
ISBN: 9781680480986 (E-book)