Albert Pujols’s milestone-filled final season in Major League Baseball continued on Monday as he claimed sole possession of second place on the all-time RBI list. Coming into play Monday night in Pittsburgh, Pujols was tied with Babe Ruth for 2214 RBI.
Fittingly, the historic Ribbie Pujol hit a home run, the 703rd home run of his career. Here’s a look at how Pujols scored against the Pirates’ Brad Keller, the 458th other pitcher Pujols has beaten in his career:
The double throw gives Pujols a career tally of 2216 RBI and the only one ahead of him on this list is Hank Aaron with 2297. Pujols obviously won’t catch Aaron, but even being mentioned in tandem with such a baseball luminary speaks volumes. speaks of the breadth and excellence of Pujols’ career.
It’s Pujol’s 24th home run this season as he turns 42 and has reached that number in just 305 bats. Of those 24 home runs, 17 have been hit since August 10. Despite a strong production in 2022 – he is now cutting .269 / .344 / .5551 per season – Pujols insists he will continue to implement the announced plans. retire at the end of the season.
Pujols’ performance this year was vital to the Cardinals’ victory in the National League Central, and beyond all the milestones his biggest hope is without a doubt that he will win the World Series third ring with St. Louis.