Albert Pujols’ name is in the history books alongside Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds.
The Cardinals slugger hit two home runs Friday against the Dodgers for the 699th and 700th long balls of his MLB career in 22 seasons.
Pujols joins Ruth (714), Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762) at the ultra-luxury club.
In the top of the third, the 42-year-old pitched into the stands 434 feet from Andrew Heaney in Los Angeles for his 20th home run of the season as the Cardinals led 2-0.
No. 700 It didn’t take hours.
A milestone home for Pujols was a three-run shot from reliever Philbic Ford after an inning to make it 5–0 St. Louis. Led by Lewis.
He currently has 20 home runs in 18 seasons in MLB history behind Aaron (20) and Bonds (19), making Bonds the only player to hit 20 homers after age 42. He hit 3,000 hits and hit 700 home runs.
The 42-year-old experienced a statistical renaissance in the second half of the season, posting .313/.377/.657 in his last 47 games, with 13 homers, 33 RBIs and 1.034 OPS.end
“Just being there and contributing to this ball club and this organization,” Pujols said. After hitting no. 698 against the Reds in September. 17. “I think I’m just trying to help this ball club win, taking every chance I get especially lately.”
With 11 games left, Pujols will likely add a few more home runs to his Hall of Fame career.