Albert Pujols reached baseball immortality over the weekend in Los Angeles.
While his St. Louis Cardinals aren’t playing their best baseball right now and just lost two out of three to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pujols hit two home runs in the opening game of the series, with the second one being the 700th of his career.
With that out of the way, it’s time to take a look back at all of his historic home runs and what he’s been able to do over his many years in the big leagues.
MLB Network tweeted a cool compilation video of all 700 of Pujols’ home runs.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 27, 2022
The Man, The Myth, The Machine
This obviously spans all the way back to 2001, when Pujols first came up.
But it’s easy to get the chills when watching this video, especially if you’re a Cardinals fan.
It’s a nice little blast from the past and an evolution of sorts for Pujols, who has been at this for such a long time and may be the greatest right-handed hitter the game has ever seen.
After Pujols won the NL Rookie of the Year Award in ’01, it was pretty well documented that he was going to have a legendary career and make his way to Cooperstown once it was all said and done.
But Pujols still knows how to put a charge into one and come through in big moments.
At 42, he’s found the fountain of youth again and is hitting like his former MVP self.
But while Cardinals fans wait for tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers and a chance to clinch the NL Central, they can keep themselves busy by watching this awesome compilation of all of Pujols’ home runs.