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Albert Pujols hits 500th career home run (GIF)


Coming off a couple slow seasons by his standards, Albert Pujols has decided to charge his way into the history books in the last week or so of this regular season

As the Los Angeles Angels take on the Washington Nationals in interleague action, Pujols hit his 499th home run in the top of the 1st inning. He wasted little time delivering historic home run number 500 in that same game. Facing Taylor Jordan in the top of the 5th inning with a 1-2 count, Pujols got a pitch over the heart of the plate and launched it into the seats.

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Pujols is the 26th player in Major League history to hit 500 home runs. He does so on what we hope is the tail end of a complicated era in which the significance of that accomplishment was diminished. As for how this will be appreciated in the context of Pujols’s career accomplishments, the 34-year-old slugger has plenty of time to add onto his resume.

That’s for later. For now, we can congratulate Pujols on a fine accomplishment and appreciate the opportunity to watch him hit.

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