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With his final season nearing its end, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols is close to reaching 700 career home runs.
Albert Pujols had not been with the St. Louis Cardinals since the team won the World Series back in 2011. 10 years later, after his release from the Los Angeles Angels early in the 2021 season and short stint with the Dodgers, Pujols announced he would return to the Cardinals in 2022. However, this season would be his last.
After participating in the Home Run Derby, Pujols has been on fire, hitting homers at a more frequent rate. With that, he is now close to becoming the fourth player in baseball history to hit 700 home runs in their career.
How many home runs does Albert Pujols have?
As of Sept. 21, entering the Cardinals’ game against the San Diego Padres, Pujols sat at 698 career home runs.
Since returning from the All-Star break, Pujols has hit 13 home runs with the Cardinals. In the process, he had made history on numerous occasions, including passing Alex Rodriguez for the fourth-most home runs hit in MLB, and Stan Musial for most total bases recorded ever.
When does Albert Pujols play next?
The Cardinals will next play the Padres on Thursday, Sept. 22. From there, they will begin the three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
For those who want to know the remainder of the Cardinals’ schedule for the regular season, we have you covered:
- Sept. 22: at San Diego Padres
- Sept. 23-25: at Los Angeles Dodgers
- Sept. 27-28: at Milwaukee Brewers
- Sept. 30-Oct. 2: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
- Oct. 3-5: at Pittsburgh Pirates