‘Mount Rushmore Of Sluggers’: Pujols Becomes 4th Player To Hit 700 HRs

St. Louis Cardinals slugger joins Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds in baseball’s most exclusive power hitting club
St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols watches a ball hit for a single during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Brandon Sloter)

At a glance

  • St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols has entered baseball’s most exclusive club, slugging the 700th home run of his storied career to join Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds as the only players to reach that milestone.
  • Pujols, 42, playing the final season of his storied career, hit Nos. 699 and 700 in consecutive innings against his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • The homer triggering a warm celebration that swept teammates, opponents and fans to their feet in tribute.
  • “This is like the Mount Rushmore of sluggers, so to reach that 700-home run mark, it’s remarkable,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
  • Pujols, a certain Hall of Famer, joins Aaron as the only two hitters in Major League Baseball to reach 3,000 hits and 700 homers.

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