St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols began his last first game of the postseason, and he got an incredible ovation in his first at-bat.
St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols began his last first game of the postseason on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies, and he got an incredible ovation from the crowd in his first at-bat.
He’s more than deserving of the reaction from this crowd. He’s had one of the most iconic careers in the league and the fact that it’s wrapping up is bittersweet for most fans.
This playoff series could be the last of his incredible career.
Cardinals: Albert Pujols career coming to a close
Many people would love to see Pujols make it past the Wild Card series for the last season of his lengthy career. He’s achieved more than most over his 22-season career, and making it to the World Series would top off his career perfectly.
Pujols is best known for his incredible ability to hit. Though he hit much better in the first half of his career than the latter half, he’s still achieved huge goals this season, including hitting over 700 home runs over his career.
Only three other players in league history, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds and Babe Ruth, have hit 700 or more career home runs.
Pujols will earn a spot in the National Baseball Hall of Fame one day. He deserves it as a three-time NL MVP, 11-time All-Star and six-time Silver Slugger.
Wherever Pujols’ life may take him after his MLB career ends, it’s likely to be just as successful as his life on the field.