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St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hits profession dwelling run 700


Albert Pujols belted a pair of dwelling runs on Friday night time in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers, shifting the St. Louis Cardinals slugger into one of the elite golf equipment in all {of professional} sports activities.

The 700 dwelling run membership.

Pujols’ first dwelling run got here within the third inning off of Dodgers beginning pitcher Andrew Heaney, and it was a no-doubter off the bat:

Pujols was capable of activate a 94-mile per hour fastball that Heaney left on the within a part of the plate, driving it 434 ft to deep left for the two-run shot. It touched off a frenzy in left subject, with followers clamoring for a bit of baseball historical past.

Then within the fourth inning, Pujols got here to the plate with a pair of runners on base. He pulled one other pitch into deep left subject, touching off a celebration as he joined the elite membership:

Pujols is now the fourth member of considered one of sports activities’ most-elite golf equipment, the 700 dwelling run membership. Solely Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds have amassed extra dwelling runs over the course of a profession. Pujols presently ranks fourth all-time in dwelling runs behind Bonds (762), Aaron (755) and Ruth (714).

On condition that Pujols is retiring on the finish of this season, it’s unlikely he’ll catch Ruth with ten video games left within the common season. However the first dwelling run was his twentieth on the season, putting him in one other small membership, as he joins Ted Williams as solely the second participant in baseball historical past to hit 20 dwelling runs in each his first, and his final, season:

Along with becoming a member of the 700 dwelling run membership, Pujols joins Aaron as the one two gamers in MLB historical past to amass 700 dwelling runs, together with 3,000 hits, over the course of a profession.

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