Albert Pujols simply does not stop making history.
When the St. Louis Cardinals brought him back on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, it wasn’t just for sentimental reasons.
He’s been exactly what the Cardinals have asked for this season, hitting .260 with two homers and 8 RBI.
Last night against the New York Mets, The Machine made some more history.
He picked up two hits off of Mets’ ace Max Scherzer.
The first hit tied him for 10th all time with Eddie Collins.
Needless to say, the second one put him in sole possession of 10th on the all-time list.
The Cardinals tweeted a video of Pujols’ second hit off Scherzer, celebrating his accomplishment.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 19, 2022
The Hits Keep Coming
The Machine hits.
Plain and simple.
He’s been in elite company for many years, but he just continues to dominate out on the baseball field and move up in the record books.
Though he’s far from what he once was, he is still one of the game’s most feared hitters and is somebody you don’t want to face with the game on the line.
And as Jim Edmonds pointed out in the video, this at-bat was quite reminiscent of the old Pujols.
The way he kept his swing short and compact and drove his hands towards the ball, something he’s done his whole career.
He knows exactly what it takes to be successful and now he has passed yet another legend on the all-time hits list.
Pujols is proving that he is still quite a productive player and someone you cannot underestimate.