The stretch run of the 2022 MLB season has begun, which marks the final month of a certain St. Louis Cardinals legend’s historic career.
Albert Pujols has been around a long time and has seen it all during his epic career.
So naturally, when a player is near the end of his career, we tend to look back at how long he’s been playing.
Pujols has been in the Majors since 2001, with 7,741 days passing before his Major League debut.
Since then, 7,821 days have passed, meaning he’s been in Major League Baseball longer than he hasn’t.
Days before Albert Pujols made his Major League debut: 7,741
Days Albert Pujols has been in the Major Leagues: 7,821
Albert Pujols has literally been a Major League Baseball player longer than he hasn't. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/hFZ1vXva7b
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 5, 2022
The Machine Has Been Around
With mainstays such as Pujols, it’s not uncommon for them to have spent most of their life as a Major Leaguer.
But it just goes to show how long Pujols has been around.
This is a guy who’s been around forever and has played with several generational talents.
He’s what you would call a “baseball lifer” at this point.
So many great moments have taken place over his career, with the potential of another looming as he inches closer to 700 home runs.
But it’s crazy to think that Pujols has been around for so long.
Many younger fans may not have even been born when Pujols made his debut, so seeing him in 2022 might make you feel a little old.
But Cardinals fans should take every opportunity to see him play at least one more time before he and his fellow Cardinal legends hang them up.