Angels' Albert Pujols ties Ken Griffey Jr. on all-time home run list
And he did it on Thursday night against Junior's old team
During the course of the Angels' Thursday night home game against the Mariners (SEA-LAA GameTracker), Halos DH Albert Pujols tallied three hits and a pair of home runs. Those three hits gives him 3,055 for his career, and that ties him with Rickey Henderson for 25th place on the all-time list. As for his second homer, it was also an especially notable one ...
Yep, that's No. 630 for Pujols, and that ties him with Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth place on the all-time list. (Said homer of course came at the expense of Junior's former team.) Next on the list is Willie Mays with 660. Pujols figures to catch him at some point during the 2019 season, barring the unexpected.
Pujols in his age-38 season is batting .251/.292/.434 with 16 home runs. The occasional pop is nice, but overall Pujols is not producing at an adequate level. That's especially the case considering he's a DH who's a net liability on the bases. Still, he's signed through the 2021 season, and the Angels have given no indication that they're going to limit his playing time in response to his deep decline. That means plenty more opportunities to climb even higher on the various leaderboards before he retires.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Keep up with all the latest trade rumors around Major League Baseball
Keep it right here for all of Friday's MLB action
Machado will suit up with the Dodgers on Friday night
Carpenter has been quite the leadoff hitter for the Cardinals this year and in his career
Servais benefited from the Mariners' hot play in one-run games
Martinez doesn't have a starting spot in St. Louis, and probably won't find one anywhere else,...