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Albert Pujols reaches 700 home runs vs. Dodgers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Albert Pujols is one of the greatest baseball players of all-time. His name will be itched in history now.

Pujols has become just the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 700 home runs. He accomplished this feat on Friday night against his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols celebrates in the dugout by giving a heart signal in a game
Albert Pujols celebrates in the dugout by giving a heart signal in a game (Photo by St. Louis Cardinals/Instagram)

The legendary player joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth as the only men, who have hit at least 700 home runs in their playing careers. Pujols can add to this feat before he steps away from the game at the conclusion of the Cardinals season.

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Pujols hit his first home run of the night in the top of the 3rd inning. He hit the 413 foot home run to deep left center.

The very next inning, Pujols hit another home run. This time around, the home run was 398 foot that also went to deep left center.

With Pujols now in illustrious history, he trails Ruth, who has 714 home runs. Aaron is second all-time with 755 home runs.

The controversial Bonds — who has not admitted to taking steroids during the steroid era — is the all-time leader with 762 home runs.

The 42-year-old Pujols needed 22 years to hit 700 home runs. He has 10 games left in his regular-season career to add to his final tally.

This is Pujols fourth multi-home run game this season. His first multi-home run game came on May 22nd against the Pittsburgh Pirates when he hit home runs off of Chase De Jong and Josh VanMeter.

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Then, on August 14th, he hit two home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers. He hit his first home run against Aaron Ashby and the second against Taylor Rogers.

The third multi-home run game came against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 20th. The designated hitter hit both home runs against Madison Bumgarner.

On Friday night, Pujols hit his first home run against Andrew Heaney. Then, his second home run came against Phil Bickford.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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