The storied career of Albert Pujols has reached its end.
Fans were of course on board with the move, excited to see a franchise legend back in Cardinal threads.
After a dreadful first half, Pujols gave Cardinals fans a fantastic second half that culminated in the 42-year-old hitting home run No. 700 of his career.
On Twitter, a Cardinals fan posted the highlight video, reminiscing about what truly was a special moment in franchise history.
— Cardinals Dude (@Turn2Dude) November 18, 2022
Reliving The Moment
Cardinals fans will get goosebumps watching this moment for years to come.
During his first-half struggles, the thought of Pujols reaching 700 home runs seemed to be wishful thinking.
But when he turned it back on in the second half, the dream became more realistic.
Finally, on September 23 at Dodger Stadium, Pujols took Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford deep to reach the all-important milestone, setting the scene for a long ovation from fans and hugs from his Cardinals teammates.
While his career ended in unceremonious fashion, with the Cards dropping the Wild Card Series to the Philadelphia Phillies, Pujols’ accomplishments will never be forgotten, and Cardinals fans will be forever grateful that they got to see him hit No. 700 in Cardinal Red.