Have tissues ready, baseball fans.
Adam Wainwright may also be on his way out as well.
But it was the perfect storybook ending for the three St. Louis Cardinals mainstays.
Pujols was at first, Molina was behind the plate, and Wainwright got the start.
Unfortunately, Wainwright’s recent struggles persisted, as he allowed six runs in 4.2 innings.
But when manager Oliver Marmol walked out to the mound to remove the club’s former ace from the game, he took out Molina and Pujols as well, and the three Cardinals legends walked off the field together to the tune of a raucous ovation from the Busch Stadium faithful.
Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols all exit their final home game in St. Louis together ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6Ss0Qe0qTa
— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) October 2, 2022
A Picture Worth 1,000 Words
We recommend that you take this in, whether you’re a Cardinals fan or not.
This trio of players is unlike any other in baseball history and we may never see anything like this again.
Even though Pujols had spent some time with the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers before returning to St. Louis one last time, it was almost as if he had never left.
Wainwright and Molina have been around the whole time and officially became the game’s most legendary pitcher-catcher battery, setting the record for the most starts together with 328.
Pujols also reached the 700-home run mark, and in his final regular season at-bat he went deep in front of 46,000-plus at Busch Stadium.
It’s moments like these that make you appreciate just how beautiful baseball truly is.
These three stars have been around forever and will certainly be missed all across the league once it’s all over.