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Cardinals legend Albert Pujols hits 700 home runs in his career with two HR nights vs. Dodgers

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St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols became the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to reach 700 home runs in his career Friday-evening with a two-home run attempt against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pujols joins another company in the form of some of the most prolific sluggers the game has ever seen: Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.

Pujol’s first homerun in the third inning:

Then, in the fourth, Pujols linked up with No. 700.

Pujols started the season with the Cardinals knowing it was his last. He has never strayed from his statement that he played in 2022 and not a single year longer, despite the possibility that he could get so close to 700 and still fall short. It’s actually a bit of a surprise that he got to this point. It took a second half wave.

Pujols had only six home runs in the first half. He now has 16 since the All-Star break. In the process, he surpassed Alex Rodriguez — who has 696 career home runs — for fourth on the all-time list. Reaching 700 doesn’t put Pujols on the career standings; it’s just a nice round number. We’re celebrating things like 500 home runs, 3,000 hits, 3,000 strikeouts and the like, so being fourth person out of 700 home runs is a pretty significant achievement.

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