Albert Pujols launched his 660th career home run tonight, tying Willie Mays for 5th on the all-list. He still trails Barry Bonds, Henry Aaron, Babe Ruth, and Alex Rodriguez. 445 of his homers came in his 11 years as a Cardinal, 215 in his 9 years with the Angels. Tonight’s bomb was a 2-run homer that put the Angels in the lead for good, 4-3, in the top of the 8th against the Rockies at Coors Field. (The final score was 5-3.)
As I’ve said before, he’s a shadow of his former self, but each of these career milestones merits remembering just how great he was. Hats off to one of the best ever.