LOS ANGELES — Albert Pujols was a part of the exclusive 700-home-run club when he hit 2 homers on Friday in Dodger Stadium.
Pujols 42 as he declared to be the last season of his career of 22 years He is joined by Barry Bonds (762 home runs), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) as the only sluggers in the AL/NL history that hit at or near 700 long balls during his career. Pujols as well as Aaron were the sole two to have at least 3,000 hits as well as 700 hits at home.
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Pujols hit home run No. 699 on the third innings against left-handed Andrew Heaney, and went deep the next game with right-hander Phil Bickford. He also scored his 500th and 499th home runs during the same game for the Angels against the Nationals in D.C. on April 22 April 22, 2014.
Friday’s home runs have given Pujols 21 for the season. Pujols, a veteran slugger, joined Aaron (20) along with Bonds (19) in the club’s top three players to have at minimum 18 seasons of 20 or more homers.