DETROIT - Miguel Cabrera, baseball's incredibly underexposed superstar, got a little taste of the Hollywood life Friday morning.
Cabrera took part in a movie-like production for a 90-second commercial to promote the launch of the Fox Sports 1 television network.
He's one of the top athletes featured in the spot that will be aired for the first time July 16 during FOX's telecast of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
It was a rare publicity venture for the Detroit Tigers' Triple-Crown winning hitting machine.
"We were looking at the guys that were really at the top of their game who aren't saturated in the media," said Bill Battin, senior vice president for marketing for FOX Sports. "Miguel, for whatever reason, falls into that."
While Cabrera was the face chosen to represent baseball, others who willappear inthe commercial include Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, Southern California football coach Lane Kiffin, Georgeto...