Albert Pujols has had a historic career.
This year, he bids farewell to the game of baseball and goes through his final season with the team he began his storied career with.
Back with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pujols is enjoying a farewell tour of sorts.
On Wednesday night, Pujols hit home run No. 687, which puts him 13 away from 700.
But he did it in a place that carries great significance for him.
Many moons ago, Pujols made his Major League debut at Coors Field back in 2001, picking up his first career hit on Opening Day.
The cycle has come full circle now, with the Cardinals tweeting about his accomplishments over the years at Coors Field.
April 2, 2001 – Pujols gets his first MLB hit at Coors Field.
August 10, 2022 – Pujols gets his 687th home run at Coors Field. pic.twitter.com/wnIfpMkF6i
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 11, 2022
Pujols Makes Coors Field History
Coors Field will always be a special place for The Machine.
But it’s a fitting ending in a way.
The first time Pujols stepped foot in Coors Field, he got his first big-league hit.
The Cardinals just finished a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies, and Pujols hit home run No. 687 in what will be his final pass through Denver as a player.
He began in style, and he will finish in style.
The fact that he’s doing it with the Cardinals makes it even more special.
He came up with the Cardinals and first put on the Cardinals jersey on that fateful day in 2001.
After some time away from St. Louis, he’s back and has made his final pass through the place he began his storied career in.
Pujols achieved a few very important milestones in Denver during his career.