Last night, Albert Pujols became the 9th player in MLB history to hit 600 home runs, and he did it in style, blasting a grand slam in the 4th inning against the Twins. Pujols is the 4th youngest player to ever hit 600 home runs, behind ARod, Babe Ruth, and Hank Aaron.
Pujols added another feat to his illustrious career, as the 37-year old joins an elite list of MLB superstars who have hit 600 home runs, along with becoming only the third player in history to hit 600 dingers and win 3 MVP's (Arod and Barry Bonds as well). On top of his 600 home runs, 3 MVP's, he's a 2-time World Series champion, 10-time All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove winner, as well as Rookie of the Year. His career batting average of .308, 600 home runs, 1,859 RBI's, along with 2,876 hits, are all incredible numbers, and he is a first ballot Hall of Famer undoubtably.
With this season being slow for Pujols, as age has become a factor, but he still has hit 9 home runs this year, and it's likely that he will catch both Sammy Sosa (609) and Jim Thome (612), and Ken Griffey's 630 home runs are within reach for next season.
Albert Pujols is absolutely one of the greatest baseball players of All-Time, and especially of our generation, and he continues to impress.