What's the big deal, you ask? Well let me tell you. It was the 631st home run in the illustrious career of Pujols, breaking a tie with Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth on the all-time list. Here's the historic homer:
As noted, Pujols now sits alone in sixth place all-time. The current career home run leaderboard:
- Barry Bonds, 762
- Hank Aaron, 755
- Babe Ruth, 714
- Alex Rodriguez, 696
- Willie Mays, 660
- Pujols, 631
Pujols is 38 years old and has 17 homers this season. He hit 23 last year. It seems reasonable that he'll pass Mays and end up a top-five homer guy in history.
Getting to A-Rod at 696 or the 700 mark at this point in his career seem a tall order, though. Of course, he is signed through 2021, so we can't really count him out.