Pujols ties A-Rod for 4th all time with 696th career HR

Posted: 11/09/2022 in MLB
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Albert, meet A-Rod.

St. Louis Cardinals icon Albert Pujols continued his march toward history Saturday by blasting his 696th career home run, moving him into a tie with Alex Rodriguez for fourth place on baseball’s all-time list.

PLAYERYEARSCAREER HR
1Barry Bonds1986-2007762
2Henry Aaron1954-1976755
3Babe Ruth1914-1935714
T-4Albert Pujols2001-Pres.696
T-4Alex Rodriguez1994-2016696

The 418-foot shot off Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander JT Brubaker also knotted Saturday’s game at 3-3. St. Louis went on to win 7-5.

“I don’t care who I tied,” Pujols said, according to The Associated Press. “At the end of the day, it’s about tying (the game) for the team and giving them an opportunity to pick up a win. … It’s pretty special. I think I’m aware of where I am in the history of the game. But at the end of the day, 21 years ago when I make the ball club, that wasn’t something that I was chasing.”

Pujols, 42, is planning to retire at the end of the season regardless of whether he reaches the 700-homer milestone.

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