St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols hit another home run on Sunday afternoon, and he’s closing in on Alex Rodriguez has he chases No. 700.
At this point in his career, Albert Pujols is little more than a part-time designated hitter and a slugger off the bench who can hit lefties with regularity. On Easter Sunday, Pujols did add to his resume in a big way, as the St. Louis legend hit his 681st career home run.
The home run distance and exit velocity on said blast make it all the more impressive. Pujols’ home run went 426 feet altogether, and had an exit velocity of 109.9 mph, as Katie Woo of The Athletic details in the tweet below:
As if you needed more evidence of its significance, the home run tied the game (albeit early in the contest) against the Brewers. The alternate angle is even more impressive.
MLB all-time home run list: Albert Pujols
Pujols currently sits at fifth place on the all-time list, behind the likes of Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Alex Rodriguez. He can tie A-Rod with 15 more homers, and pass him with a 16th. Considering this is just the first couple weeks of the season, in all likelihood Pujols will match those numbers.
The Cardinals legend is 19 home runs away from No. 700, which would be an incredible accomplishment in what’s likely the final season of his MLB career.