Albert Pujols – Home Run King

“The Machine” Hits 600 Career Home Runs in Grand Slam Fashion

Albert Pujols just belted his 600th home run – becoming only the 9th player in history to do so. How many home runs will he finish his career with? We dive into the numbers below…

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Albert Pujols – Dave Herholz on Flickr – Wiki Commons

In joining the 600 Home Run Club, Pujols stated: “I’m just glad to be on that list, man. Whether it was a solo homer, a grand slam, I’m just glad that it happened tonight. It’s a pretty special feeling. You look at the other players that come through the league and play so long, to be able to be No. 9 in that list is a pretty special number.”

Pujols is also close to 2,000 RBIs and 3,000 hits. Once he achieves those numbers, the list of 600/2k/3k will include Pujols, Hank Aaron, and A-Rod.

With his 600th home run, Pujols joined some incredible company. Here is the list of those ahead of him:

  1. Barry Bonds – 762
  2. Hank Aaron – 755
  3. Babe Ruth – 714
  4. Alex Rodriguez – 696
  5. Willie Mays – 660
  6. Ken Griffey, Jr. – 630
  7. Jim Thome – 612
  8. Sammy Sosa – 609

Pujols hit 445 homers while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, and 155 so far with the Los Angeles Angels. He is on pace for 27 home runs this year, so he would end the season with 618. That will put him in 7th place all time. How many can he end up with when his career is over? See the next page for our prediction…