Albert Pujols became a legend st.louis cardinals uniform. He revitalized his career last season with Dodgers at his stadium. Now he’s making history on both.
After hitting a home run, the Cardinals first baseman los angeles dodgers Join the MLB’s exclusive 700 Homer Club on Friday. He joins the tenuous air of Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.
Pujols, who passed Alex Rodriguez’s 696 for fourth on the MLB home run list, is also the first player born outside the United States to reach the milestone.
He hit his first home run in the third inning against the Dodgers starter. Andrew Heaneyno doubt to the left fielder who traveled 434 feet.
One at-bat later, Pujols returned to the plate with two runners on base. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts decided to pull left-handed Heaney for right-handers. Phil Bickfordbut the platoon advantage did not matter.
Pujols hit another ball into left field and entered a club that once felt impossible.
With the home run, Pujols has hit 21 homers this season, his 14th since August. 10, an absurd power surge that injected excitement into the National League only possible in a real home run chase.