Welp. The internet ink wasn’t dry on the last article but here we are again. The legendary Albert Pujols has connected on home run number 700 in his illustrious career. And fittingly, he did it at Dodger Stadium.
Albert wasted no time on Friday night, hitting two home runs and driving in 5 runs batted in in just 3 at-bats. Both numbers 699 and 700 were absolute no doubters.
Here’s what number 700 looked like…
— MLB (@MLB) September 24, 2022
Albert Pujols homers (21): fly ball to LCF (3-run)
Hit: 389ft, 99.8mph, 33°
[2nd of game]
Pitch: 80.8mph Slider (RHP Phil Bickford, 11)
— Home Run Tracker (@DingerTracker) September 24, 2022
Pujols had it tailormade, facing two of the most homer-prone Dodgers pitchers on the staff tonight in Andrew Heaney (12 HRs in 61 innings) and Phil Bickford (11 HRs in 60 innings).
This will be the greatest accomplishment of Phil Bickford’s career.
— Noah Camras (@noahcamras) September 24, 2022
The sea of true blue faithful gave Albert a long standing ovation after the occasion. Pujols also went up to high five fellow Dominican Hall of Famer Adrian Beltre who was in the front row at Dodger Stadium for the occasion.
Albert Pujols is the 4th member of the 700 home run club — and first born outside the U.S.
As Dodger Stadium roared for a Cardinal, Mookie Betts stood clapping in the outfield for the achievement of an all-time great.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) September 24, 2022
Congratulations to the final player who will ever hit 700 home runs in Major League Baseball history.
MLB All-Time Home Run List
- Barry Bonds – 762
- Hank Aaron – 755
- Babe Ruth – 714
- Albert Pujols – 700
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