Everywhere he’s gone this year, he’s received some sort of standing ovation or gift from the opposing team.
The Los Angeles Dodgers just gave him and Yadier Molina their own custom golf bags.
But as his career winds down, it’s time to look back on all the historic moments, specifically his milestone home runs and where he’s hit them.
Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic tweeted a list of stadiums where Pujols hit some of these historic home runs.
A couple stadiums appear on the list twice.
Ballparks where Albert Pujols reached his milestones
100: Dodger Stadium
200: Busch Stadium II
300: Busch Stadium III
400: Nationals Park
500: Nationals Park
600: Angel Stadium
700: Dodger Stadium
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 24, 2022
Pujols’ Historic Locations
We all know Pujols has had several historic moments in St. Louis, but it’s interesting to see a sort of trend here of milestones happening at certain opposing ballparks.
He hit home runs No. 400 and 500 at Nationals Park.
His career is also coming full circle in a way.
He hit his 100th career blast at Dodger Stadium during his first stint with the Cardinals.
21 years later, after playing with the Los Angeles Angels and having a brief stint with the Dodgers, Pujols is back in St. Louis and hit his 700th home run right back where he hit home run No. 100.
Pujols’ career has without a doubt been legendary and a pleasure to watch for fans in all walks of life.
He might end up going down as the greatest right-handed hitter the game has ever seen.
There just won’t be anybody like him ever again.
He’ll certainly be missed by all after he hangs up his spikes for the final time, and the game will not be the same without him.
But he sure has brought a few smiles along the way.