With Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado both out of the lineup last night due to their vaccination status, the St. Louis Cardinals got a chance to give Albert Pujols a little more playing time while in Toronto.
Last night, the future Hall-of-Famer got the start at first base and hit fourth in the Cardinals lineup.
He even drove in a run with a base hit in the top of the third.
Last night’s game was game No. 3,027 for Pujols.
The Cardinals tweeted about Pujols making a little history last night, featuring a picture of him tipping his helmet to the Toronto crowd during his first at-bat.
Tonight is Albert Pujols' 3,027th career game, passing Stan Musial & Eddie Murray for 6th all-time in MLB history. pic.twitter.com/Qzjmv1XKYY
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 27, 2022
Pujols Makes More History
It may be his final season in the big leagues, but Pujols continues to climb the all-time lists and break records.
He’s without a doubt a legend in the history of baseball.
Wherever he goes, history seems to follow.
That just speaks to the pedigree of a guy like Pujols, who has been around for such a long time and has done so many great things over the course of his career.
He’ll obviously be remembered most for his ability to mash home runs, but the fact that he’s played in so many games is mind-boggling.
His final run though is about more than just ceremonies and breaking records.
He’s there to help the Cardinals win another championship.
His goal is to contribute to this team.
Breaking records is great, but Pujols wants to top off a legendary career with one more ring.