Jose Alberto Pujols Alcantara is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball.
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Albert Pujols, 2022, 700 home runs, Retirement, Home runs by year
He didn’t hit a single home run in June and only had six over the first half of the season, but since August 10, he has hit six home runs alone, surpassing the total of seven entire teams.
Pujols, who has hit 13 home runs this season, is currently eight home runs away from passing Babe Ruth (700), Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Alex Rodriguez for fourth place on the all-time home run list (714).
700 Home Runs:
Albert Pujols vowed he wouldn’t change his mind about retiring after this season during our 20-minute conversation on Saturday afternoon, regardless of how close he was to joining the illustrious 700-home run club.
As it turns out, the issue might not even be relevant.
As part of a 4-for-4 night that saw him beat Hall of Famer Stan Musial for the second-most total bases in baseball history, the St. Louis Cardinals legend immediately went out and smashed two home runs into the Phoenix night at Chase Field, narrowly missing a third.
No of where he ranks on the all-time home run list, the Cardinals legend told USA Today’s Bob Nightengale that he still intends to retire at the end of the current campaign.
Pujols declared, “I’m still going to retire, whether I end up hitting 693, 696, 700, or whatever.
Home runs by year:
After this season, Albert Pujols will retire regardless of whether he reaches the 700-game plateau. The legendary player for the St. Louis Cardinals, who has a career total of 692 home runs, told USA Today’s Bob Nightengale that he is not basing his retirement intentions on that figure.