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Main League Baseball historical past books are about to be corrected.
st. Albert Pujols of the Louis Cardinals hit his 696th profession dwelling run on Saturday night time, tied for fourth in MLB historical past with Alex Rodriguez.
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Pujols stated he was going to retire on the finish of the season, however with the best way he performs, he appears like an previous man and may play somewhat extra. In his earlier 41 video games since Saturday, he hit .322 with 1,060 OPS.
Pujols began the 12 months with 679 homers, however together with his play lately (0.700 OPS from 2017 to 2021), 700 homers felt like a minor.
Nevertheless, having hit 13 homers since July 10, not solely did he give himself an actual shot, it could now be a shock if he did not attain the milestone.
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If he hits homers at his present tempo since July 10 (averaging one homer in 3.2 video games) in his final 22 water video games on Saturday, he’ll retire with 702 dwelling runs.
The final individual to hit 700 dwelling runs was Barry Bonds, who’s the all-time dwelling run king with 762.
Hank Aaron is in second place with 755, adopted by Babe Ruth with 714.
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Within the sixth inning, the homer additionally tied at three. In his subsequent at-bat, he once more tied at 4 within the eighth inning.