Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols joins St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan Musial in the MLB history books, with another Hall of Fame worthy accomplishment.
Albert Pujols continues etching himself in the MLB history books, with another Hall of Fame worthy accomplishment — this time, passing Stan Musial in career RBIs. Not bad for a 13th round draft pick, huh?
The day before, Albert Pujols tied Stan Musial via the home run variety, with a four-hour rain delay unable to hold off history too long, doing so in style for the Los Angeles Angels — which nearly didn’t happen that day.
After (almost) getting hit by a pitch, Albert Pujols confessed that he almost argued with the home plate umpire, which could have garnered an ejection — so, Big Al took advantage of his newfound life during the at-bat.
Talk about a bombski! He may not hit for average anymore, but Big Al can still mash.
A day later, he etched himself into the record books, now in sole possession of sixth-place in career MLB RBIs, taking a more standard approach, with an RBI single. Not as fancy, but just as effective.
Albert Pujols is genuinely grateful for all of his success and was emotional after passing St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan Musial, understanding how great of a feat this indeed is — thanks to FOX Sports West and the Los Angeles Times for providing us with the footage and interview.
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For his first ten plus MLB seasons, he may be better than any of those mentioned. If you include the latter part of his career, he’s well behind those, but still one of the best hitters not only our generation but in history.
- Hits: 3,029 (26th all-time)
- RBI: 1,954 (6th-all-time)
- Home runs: 623 (7th all-time)
- Batting Average: .304
We’ll never know if Albert Pujols would have fared even better if he stayed with the St. Louis Cardinals instead of joining the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim.
But, after checking his bank account and where he ranks among the MLB elite, I’m sure Albert Pujols has no regrets.
Albert Pujols undoubtedly would have been even more of a legend if he stayed with the St. Louis Cardinals, with a more prominent statue outside of Busch Stadium III than even Stan Musial himself.
But, what Albert Pujols has meant to the Los Angeles Angels and their community is priceless and far more significant than any Hall of Fame worthy accomplishment.