Though last night was about Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina breaking the record for the most starts together as a pitcher-catcher duo, another St. Louis Cardinals legend made a little history of his own.
Albert Pujols may not have gotten any closer to 700 home runs, but he did join an all-exclusive club with an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning last night.
With the Cardinals leading the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1, Pujols drove in Tyler O’Neill for his 2,200th career RBI.
The only other two players with 2,200 career RBI?
Pujols joined an exclusive list last night.
There are THREE players in MLB history with 2,200 RBI.
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) September 15, 2022
Pujols Makes More History
It may not have been the home run that every Cardinals fan wanted to see, but it was still a nice piece of history.
Pujols is chasing history in multiple categories, RBI being one of them.
It’s gotten to the point now where Pujols is the Cardinals best option at the designated hitter position.
It’s not because of any issues with Nolan Gorman or other players.
It’s because Pujols is so hot right now and he’s hot at just the right time with October looming.
Even against right-handed pitching, which Pujols has struggled against at times this year, he’s locked in and hitting everything in sight.
Again, it may not have been a home run, but Cardinals fans don’t mind as long as he’s producing.
Only two other players in the history of baseball can lay claim to 2,200 RBI.
Pujols is the only active and only living player with that many.
It goes to show just how amazing Pujols’ career has been.
Cardinals fans need to take every opportunity to see Pujols on the field at Busch Stadium before he retires.