With its beginnings in 1975, Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives the sport performance brand to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in Oakley’s DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible.
Miguel Cabrera is a Major League Baseball player from Venezuela. Cabrera plays mainly third base for the Detroit Tigers, but also spends time at first base, left field, right field and designated hitter. He is a seven-time All-Star, having been selected to both the National League and American League All-Star Teams. Read his interview to learn more about his baseball career and life as an Oakley ambassador.
Miguel Cabrera Q&A
Q: When did you first start playing baseball? What made you want to be a professional ballplayer?
A: I was four years old and was inspired by my family.
Q: What is the best part about being first baseman for the Detroit Tigers?
A: Scooping short hops
Q: What’s it like being an ambassador for Oakley? NEXT >
A: It’s the definition of coolness.
Miguel Cabrera Q&A
Q: As a baseball player, it’s imperative that your eyes are protected from anything that might come your way during a game. Why is it important for athletes to wear lenses that are ansi-certified and impact-resistant like M2?
A: Eyes are the fundamental tool in the game of baseball; I speak from personal experience!
Q: Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. What is it about the Oakley brand that you connect with most? And how do you embody this mantra?
A: We share the same ambition…simply be the best and always [work on] improving.
Q: What sunglasses do you prefer to wear on the field? What about off? BACK >
A: I wear Radars.