St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols hit the 702nd residence run of his profession over the last common season residence recreation of his profession on Sunday.
The Cardinals are taking part in the Pittsburgh Pirates immediately for his or her final residence recreation of the season.
On the time of his residence run, the Cardinals have been down 3-4. They have been main 5-4 on the backside of the fourth inning as of press time.
Pujols is retiring on the finish of the season. He instructed USA At the moment columnist Bob Nightengale that he would retire after this season it doesn’t matter what his complete residence run depend got here out to be.
“I’m nonetheless going to retire, irrespective of whether or not I find yourself hitting 693, 696, 700, no matter,” Pujols stated. “I don’t get caught up in numbers. When you have been going to inform me 22 years in the past that I’d be this shut, I’d have instructed you that you just’re freakin’ loopy. My profession has been superb.”
Earlier this 12 months, the star slugger made it to 700 residence runs, becoming a member of solely three different gamers in conducting the feat: Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, and Babe Ruth.