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ALBERT PUJOLS HAS FIFTH MOST HOME RUNS IN A CAREER

Albert Pujols made history last night, when he hit career homers number 661 and 662. This launched him into fifth place all time in career home runs, breaking his tie with the legendary "Say Hey Kid" Willie Mays. Pujols now sits exactly 100 home runs behind legendary and controversial slugger Barry Bonds. At 40 years of age, Pujols may not play long enough to reach the top, but he is only 34 home runs behind another controversial slugger, Alex Rodriguez. Pujols has nothing left to prove though, as he has done everything and more.

The Cardinals and Angels legend is a lock for Cooperstown, even if he walked off of the field today and said he wouldn't play again, he would still be a first ballot Hall of Famer. He has a career .299 batting average, and as Ted Williams once said, "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." Pujols has surely been a good performer, a great performer even. Let's be real, Pujols has been a legendary performer. He deserves all the praise that he gets, and possibly even more. No matter where he stands on the leaderboard when he retires, Pujols should be remembered as one of the greatest hitters to ever live.
JIMMY BERRY
SEPTEMBER 19, 2020  (12H00)