Albert Pujols‘ historic career continues for one final season.
It’s quite fitting that he will be finishing his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, the team which drafted and developed him into one of the game’s most feared right-handed hitters of all time.
But Pujols wrapping things up with the Cards isn’t just for ceremonious reasons.
He also wants to chase some milestones and according to a graphic posted on Twitter by MLB Network, “El Hombre” is getting close to a few big ones, especially after blasting his 681st career home run on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) April 18, 2022
Climbing The Charts
Yesterday’s home run put Pujols just 19 shy of the 700 plateau.
He’s off to a pretty good start in his final season, which has been a huge boost for the Cardinals early in the regular season.
Pujols has no doubt had a historic career, one that will not be easy to replicate.
The game may never see another right-handed hitter like him.
Even at 42, Pujols continues to chase and achieve milestones.
He still has plenty left in the tank for one final season and it seems as if he has found the perfect role with the Cardinals, just as he did last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It shouldn’t take him too long to reach these milestones.
Though he’s past his prime, he’s still Albert Pujols and it’s a safe bet that he’ll reach these milestones sooner rather than later.