Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 42 (January 16, 1980) | aka Prince Albert,Phat Albert, The Machine, El Hombre | 6' 3" | 235lbs. | Bats: Right 1B-76 3B-1 DH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAA AL 2018 117 465 50 114 28 65 20 0 19 64 1 0 .245 .289 .411 6 13 .247 40/22/37 13 12
LAA AL 2019 131 491 55 120 43 68 22 0 23 93 3 0 .244 .305 .430 8 12 .238 46/15/39 15 14
LAA AL 2020 39 152 15 34 9 25 8 0 6 25 0 0 .224 .270 .395 6 15 .230 40/20/41 9 9
LAA AL 2021 24 86 9 17 3 13 0 0 5 12 1 0 .198 .250 .372 3 14 .176 38/16/45 2 2
LAD NL 2021 85 189 20 48 11 32 3 0 12 38 1 0 .254 .299 .460 5 16 .245 50/16/35 9 8
STL NL 2022 104 295 36 77 26 54 13 0 21 58 1 2 .261 .335 .519 8 16 .248 38/17/45 16 14
Career 22yrs 3075 11409 1908 3378 1371 1403 685 16 700 2208 117 43 .296 .374 .543 11 11 .284 n/a
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Milestone Watch

On Friday night, Albert Pujols became the fourth player in history to hit 700 home runs in the major leagues, joining Babe Ruth, Henry Aaron and Barry Bonds. He did it with his fourth multi-homer game of the season. No one else has had four multi-homer games at age 42 or older:

RkPlayerFromToCount
1Albert Pujols202220224
2Barry Bonds200620073
3Carlton Fisk199119912
4Julio Franco200520051
5Dave Winfield199419941
6Darrell Evans198919891
7Enos Slaughter195919591

See the full list on Stathead.com

Alex Patton Alex

New York Post:

Albert Pujols’ name is in the history books, alongside Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds.

The Cardinals slugger homered twice against the Dodgers on Friday, the 699th and 700th long-balls of his 22-season MLB career.

Pujols joined Ruth (714), Aaron (755) Barry Bonds (762) in the ultra-exclusive club.

Pujols joined Ruth (714), Aaron (755) Barry Bonds (762) in the ultra-exclusive club.

In the top of the third inning, the 42-year-old sent a pitch from Los Angeles’ Andrew Heaney 434 feet into the stands for a 2-0 Cardinals lead and his 20th homer of the season.

The wait for No. 700 didn’t take long.

Pujols’ milestone home came one inning later, a three-run shot off reliever Phil Bickford for a 5-0 St. Louis lead.

Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals watches career homerun 699 with Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, to take a 2-0 lead, during the third inning at Dodger Stadium on September 23, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals watches career home run No. 699 leave the field.
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Alex Patton Alex

New York Post:

Albert Pujols belted his 697th career homer on Sunday, breaking a tie with Alex Rodriguez to take sole possession of fourth place on MLB’s all-time home run list.

The 42-year-old veteran’s blast came when the Cardinals were desperate for a scoring surge against the Pirates. 

Pujols smacked a two-run home run into center field, helping St. Louis pick up a 4-3 road win at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.

The sure-fire future Hall of Famer has hit 18 total home runs during his 22nd and final campaign. Pujols also has 21 more regular-season games for a chance to join the 700 club.

“There’s impressive, and then there’s unbelievable,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said about Pujols postgame Sunday. “And what we’re witnessing right now is absolutely legendary.”

Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer on Sunday against the Pirates.
Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer on Sunday against the Pirates.
Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images
Albert Pujols' homer cemented him as fourth on the all-time list for career home runs.
Albert Pujols’ homer cemented him as fourth on the all-time list for career home runs.
Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

Two Pirates fans, Matt and Samantha Brown, caught Pujols’ historical home run and met with the Cardinals veteran postgame to give him the ball back.

After Samantha told Pujols that Sunday was the one-year anniversary of her dad’s death, he let them keep the ball and signed two more for them, BND.com’s Jeff Jones reported.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 12

With Albert leading the charge, PK/AP tallied 17 ribbies in the XFL yesterday.

Albert Pujols (1B) STL - Sep. 10
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=6642

Pujols went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Pirates.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Pujols' game-tying blast in the sixth inning was the 696th of his career, tying him with Alex Rodriguez for fourth-most in baseball history. Entering Saturday, Pujols had slowed down a bit, going 0-for-12 over his previous four games after a surge at the plate in August. The 42-year-old legend is up to a .266/.339/.520 slash line with 17 homers, 46 RBI, 30 runs scored and a stolen base through 283 plate appearances this year. He'll have up to 22 more games in 2022 in his pursuit to become the fourth member of the 700-homer club.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 11

In a lost season for us, but certainly not for Albert, Peter and I claimed him last night in the mixed-league XFL. Fourth round.

Albert Pujols (1B) STL - Sep. 04
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Pujols hit a two-run home run in his lone at-bat during Sunday's 2-0 win over the Cubs.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Pujols hit for Lars Nootbaar in the eighth inning and took Cubs reliever Brandon Hughes deep for the only scoring play of the contest. The homer was Pujols' ninth in 26 games since the start of August, and the 695th of his illustrious career. The veteran slugger is slashing .272/.348/.526 with 16 homers, 43 RBI, 29 runs scored and a stolen base through 267 plate appearances in 2022.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 5

+1. 7 to go! 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Aug 23

4/4 with 2 more HRs today.  Retirement schrierment!  Fans are gonna want him back unless we find out that he too is on ringworm meds.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Aug 21


Bryan ReynoldsChristian WalkerAlbert PujolsDrew RasmussenMichael Wacha
Bryan ReynoldsChristian WalkerAlbert PujolsDrew RasmussenMichael Wacha

Aug 14, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

Bryan Reynolds (PIT): 3-4, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

Christian Walker (ARI): 4-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Albert Pujols (STL): 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Amed Rosario (CLE): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB

Vinnie Pasquantino (KCR): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Alex Bregman (HOU): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

AJ Pollock (CHW): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Byron Buxton (MIN): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB

Thairo Estrada (SFG): 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB

Rafael Devers (BOS): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 15

Rotowire:

Big performance in win
July 27, 2022
Pujols went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Blue Jays.
ANALYSIS
Pujols hasn't hit a triple since 2014, so he was never realistically going to have a chance at a cycle. It was still an impressive three-hit performance, with his fifth-inning homer accounting for insurance runs for the Cardinals. The 42-year-old slugger has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, going 14-for-36 (.389) in that span. He's up to seven homers, 24 RBI, 18 runs scored, a stolen base, eight doubles and a .241/.321/.420 slash line in 187 plate appearances.
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 28