SportsNation Blog Archives Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols smacked two home runs Tuesday night, making him the 26th player in MLB history to reach the 500 home run mark. Over to you, baseball history buffs: Can you name the other 25? Some are obvious, but several -- unless you've got your MLB milestones memorized -- are tricky.
Albert Pujols hits 500th HR
With a pair of homers off Washington Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan, Albert Pujols became the 26th player to reach the 500 home run mark in his career. The 34-year-old Los Angeles Angels first baseman has eight homers in his past 13 games, making one wonder if he's shaken off his injury problems and returned to baseball's slugging elite.
Albert Pujols out for the season
Albert Pujols will miss the remainder of the season as a result of an injury to his left foot. Pujols had already been out since July 26, but even before his stint on the DL, he was having a down year. Pujols' decline has been gradual, but this year was his first with fewer than 30 home runs and a sub-.800 OPS. Will he come back strong in 2014, or will the Angels be stuck with many more years of declining production?