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Albert Pujols Becomes 9th Player To Join The 600 Club



Pujols Becomes 9th Player To Join The 600 Club

On Saturday night Albert Pujols became the ninth player in MLB history to hit 600 career home runs. It came in the fourth inning against Ervin Santana on a 1-2 count. Albert launched the pitched to the foul pole in left field just barely staying fair. After that the rest was history, 600 home runs is a substantial number to reach and is something that should be honored. Hitting 445 with the St. Louis Cardinals, then hitting 155 with the Angels, and at the age of 37 years old he hit 600 at the perfect time.


Albert Pujols

Making his debut in 2001 with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he started 161 games and hit 37 home runs. The Cardinals, well aware of of the talent they had in front of him and has been the model of production year after year. Averaging 35 home runs a year, Albert Pujols has to be considered one of the best sluggers to ever play the game. His career SLG% of .569 ranks him 11th on the all time list, so there is evidence backing the claim. One of the more humble down to earth guys, who will definitely go down as one of the greatest players of all time.


600 Club 

One of the elite categories to be in, the 600 club is full of the greatest players to ever play the game. Barry Bonds sits atop the list at #1 with 762 career home runs. Also including Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, A-Rod, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr, Jim Thome, Sammy Sosa. That’s elite company to be  in, although we could see Albert rise in the list? Its not crazy to think so, he has time left in his career and shows no sign of slowing down. I can see Pujols passing Ken Griffey before the end of his career. Seeing that he plays a minimum 3 more years. Its not to crazy to think, hes a durable guy who doesn’t see much injury time. So, lets hope Pujols can get as high as he can before closing the book on a storied career.