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.
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.
Albert Pujols is getting closer and closer to the story. pic.twitter.com/rk159I0O6h
— MLB (@MLB) September 4, 2022
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