Here’s how shut Albert Pujols is to 700 house runs

Albert Pujols is without doubt one of the biggest hitters of all time, a drive on the plate who racked up three MVP awards and two World Collection titles.

Now, close to the top of his unimaginable profession, he is about so as to add a uncommon honor to his assortment of achievements.

Pujols is 2 house runs away from changing into simply the fourth member of the 700-HR membership, becoming a member of Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds. It has been one thing of a late-career renaissance for Pujols — his return to the St. Louis Cardinals for what he says is his remaining season has sparked his greatest offensive yr in over a decade. He is hitting .265/.338/.530, and he has slugged 19 house runs in a mere 94 video games. If he determined to play for another season, there is a good probability he’d even be capable of cross Ruth for third on the all-time homer listing.

One dinger at a time, nevertheless. We’ll preserve observe of Pujols’ chase for 700 proper right here.

Subsequent video games:

Saturday, 1:15 p.m. ET vs CIN (going through Mike Minor)

Saturday, 7:15 p.m. ET vs CIN (going through Hunter Greene)

Sunday, 2:15 p.m. ET vs CIN (going through Luis Cessa)

All-time house run listing

Barry Bonds: 762
Hank Aaron: 755
Babe Ruth: 714
Albert Pujols: 698
Alex Rodriguez: 696

House run No. 698

Within the backside of the sixth, Pujols launched a 427-foot dinger into left subject to assist the Cardinals tie the sport at 4 apiece. In line with ESPN Stats & Info analysis, his 19 homers this yr are the second most in a single season by a participant age 42 years or older, breaking a tie with Carlton Fisk (1990 and 1991). Barry Bonds was 42 years previous when he hit 28 house runs in 2007.

House run No. 697

Pujols moved into sole possession of fourth place Sunday with a go-ahead two-run house run off Chase De Jong. Together with his 18th house run of the season, he now ties Carlton Fisk for second-most all time by a participant in his age-42 season or older.

House run No. 696

Pujols tied Alex Rodriguez for fourth on the all-time house run listing Saturday towards the Pirates.

House run No. 695

On Sunday evening towards the Chicago Cubs, Pujols launched a pitch from Brandon Hughes out of the ballpark for his 695th profession house run.