St. Louis won 13-0 and Pujols had a five-RBI game, including a pinch-hit grand slam in the bottom of the third.
Yes, you read that right.
A pinch-hit grand slam in the bottom of the third.
Pujols did not start, but when inserted into Brendan Donovan‘s spot, he put the game out of reach with one swing of the bat.
He joined some rare company with that grand slam too, becoming the third player to hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the first three innings of a game.
Albert Pujols is the 3rd player in MLB history to hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the first 3 innings of a game.
He joins Bobby Murcer (1971) and Gene Freese (1959). https://t.co/vyTNC2R1kx
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) August 18, 2022
Pujols Makes Slam History
Another day, another historic accomplishment for Pujols.
Not only was it a pinch-hit grand slam, but it was home run No. 690, which puts him 10 home runs shy of reaching the 700-homer plateau.
The way he’s been hitting, anything is possible.
It seems like each day, Pujols joins some historic company.
He most certainly is the best player on the list of players who have hit pinch-hit grand slams in the first three innings of a game.
That’s some rare company.
But if you want to see some history, look no further than The Machine himself.
His farewell tour has been full of great and historic moments, and more are sure to come with the way he’s swinging the bat.
He’s saving his best for last and is giving Cardinals fans who saw him years ago a little walk down memory lane.
We’ll see what comes next for Pujols.
More history is certainly on the way.