Here’s how close Albert Pujols is to 700 home runs

Albert Pujols is one of the greatest sluggers of all time, a fearsome force on the plate who has won three MVP awards and two World Series titles.

Now, nearing the end of his incredible career, he’s about to add a rare honor to his roster of accomplishments.

Pujols is five home runs away from becoming just the fourth member of the 700-HR club, joining Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds. It’s been something of a late-career renaissance for Pujols — his return to the St. Louis Cardinals for his final season, he says, sparked his best offensive year in over a decade. He hits .272/.348/.526 and has hit 16 homers in just 84 games. If he decided to play another season, there’s a good chance he could even overtake Ruth for third on the all-time homer list.

However, one thing at a time. We’ll be following Pujol’s hunt for 700 right here.

Next games:
Mon., 4:15 p.m. ET vs. WAS (opposite Anibal Sanchez)
Tue, 7:45 p.m. ET vs. WAS (opposite Paolo Espino)
Wed, 7:45 p.m. ET vs. WAS (opposite Cory Abbott)

All-time home run list

Barry Bonds: 762
Hank Aaron: 755
Babe Ruth: 714
Alex Rodriguez: 696
Albert Pujols: 695

Home run #695

On Sunday night against the Chicago Cubs, Pujols started a Brandon Hughes pitch from the stadium for his 695th home run of his career. He’s now just close to tying Alex Rodriguez at 696.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34465119/here-how-close-albert-pujols-700-home-runs Here’s how close Albert Pujols is to 700 home runs

Emma Bowman

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