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With a towering blast in the fifth inning Tuesday night, Albert Pujols became just the 26th member of the 500 home run club.
But it was what he did in the first inning that helped make the night even more special. You see, the Los Angeles Angels superstar hit a home run then as well and, you guessed it, when he hit his second, he became the first member of the exclusive club to hit numbers 499 and 500 in the same game.
And at 34 years and 96 days old, the three-time MVP became the third-youngest player to reach 500 home runs. Alex Rodriguez is the youngest (32 years, eightt days) and Jimmie Foxx (32 years, 338 days) is the other.
Pujols, who spent eleven seasons in St. Louis, even found himself on the receiving end of accolades from his former team.
The St. Louis Cardinals congratulate Albert on reaching #500!
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 23, 2014
Unfortunately, some Cardinals fans weren’t as thrilled.
@Cardinals the **** we do.
— Ben (@ben890) April 23, 2014
“@Cardinals: The St. Louis Cardinals congratulate Albert on reaching #500!” no we dont
— karla (@karlaagrullonn) April 23, 2014
@Cardinals no we don’t…. **** pujols
— Rudy Martinez (@Jackazz562) April 23, 2014
— Steve Harding (@SteveHarding10) April 23, 2014
And, of course…there were the “trader” tweets.
Not even remotely happy for Albert Pujols’ on his 500th HR. Trader
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Angels fan Tom Sherrill wasn't supposed to catch Albert Pujols' 500th home run ball.
Lucky for the 29-year-old Air Force staff sergeant from Pomona, Calif., he caught a perfect bounce.
According to reports, Sherrill wasn't even in the area but moved to the outfield seats on a hunch after Pujols launched home run No. 499 in the first inning.
"As he hit the ball, right...
He did it!
Albert Pujols became the 26th member to join the exclusive 500 home run club, hitting his second home run of the day during the Angels' game against the Nationals on Tuesday at Nationals Park.
Pujols is the second player to reach the milestone in an Angels uniform. The other was Reggie Jackson.
He also became the first player in MLB history to hit No. 499 and No....
Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game in the Angels' 7-2 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night, becoming the 26th member of the exclusive 500-home run club.
At 34 years and 96 days old, Pujols is the third youngest player to reach the 500 milestone, behind only Alex Rodriguez and Jimmie Foxx.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slugger Albert Pujols became the 26th major leaguer to hit 500 home runs when he sent his seventh and AL-leading eighth homers of the season Tuesday night against the Nationals.
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Pujols also became the fourth youngest to reach the milestone. early on this season, Pujols has looked a lot more like...
Congratulations to Angels first baseman Albert Pujols. The 34 year-old became the 26th member of the 500 Homer Run club on Tuesday night. Pujols hit his 499th and 500th career home runs during a 7-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Pujols won a batting title in 2003, three National League Most Valuable Player Awards, and two World Series titles while playing with the...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry.
The Angels first baseman became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help Los Angeles beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.
The three-time NL MVP connected twice off Taylor Jordan (0-3) -- a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive...
Albert Pujols is one of the premier sluggers in the league. Few have hit home runs with the consistency that he has in his career. Barring injury he could very well be the man that breaks Barry Bonds career record. So a milestone ball like Tuesday night's 500th career home run is going to be worth something big.And the man that caught just wants to give it back to the guy that...
Albert Pujols reached a major milestone during the Los Angeles Angels’ win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night when he blasted the 499th and 500th home runs of his career. Catching a 500th home run ball can be like hitting the lottery, but that’s only if you feel like negotiating. Tom Sherill, the 29-year-old […]
Your browser does not support iframes. A solo home run on Saturday left Albert Pujols just two shy of joining one of Major League Baseball’s exclusive clubs. It was only a matter of when, not if, the three-time National League MVP would become the 26th player to reach the 500 home run plateau. Tuesday was […]
Albert Pujols – the future first ballot Hall of Famer joined the 500-home-run club after sending home run’s 499 and 500 into the seats at Nationals Park on Tuesday night. Albert Pujols took Taylor Jordan deep twice in five innings to cement himself as the 26th player in MLB history to join the illustrious club. […]
Albert Pujols wasn’t wasting any more time. He was getting No. 500 tonight. The Angles slugger who was sitting on 498 home runs hit his 499th and 500th tonight off Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan. 499 came during the first inning by way of a three-run shot while the 500th was a two-run home run in the 5th setting […]
Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Angels fan Tom Sherrill caught Albert Pujols’s 500th career home run Tuesday night and will give the Angeles slugger the milestone ball back. Pujols became the 26th player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs. Sherrill, a 29-year-old staff sergeant in the Air Force, told Angels broadcasters Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza on Fox...
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The Angels beat the Nationals 7-2 on Tuesday night. But really, that final score was secondary to what happened on the field – Albert Pujols hit home runs 499 and 500, becoming the third youngest player in MLB history to reach the benchmark and the first since Gary Sheffield back in 2009 with the Mets. What’s next for Pujols? Well, he can slide into the top 20 all-time if he...
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