Albert Pujols, his historic grand slams in the Major Leagues

Albert Pujols continues to expand the legacy of his name in Major League history at the point of home runs. Pujols He is focused on pursuing the goal of 700 home runs, despite dealing with time in what could be his last campaign this 2022, as well as his limited number of games played.

On Thursday, the Dominican rocked against a four-seam fastball from left-hander Austin Gomber, which would end up in the left-field bleachers, becoming the right-hander’s 690th career home run, as well as his 11th home run. of the year, after a GrandSlam hit that brought Tyler O’Neill, Dylan Carlson and Lars Nootbaar to the plate.

With this, Pujols reached his sixteenth home run in a bases loaded situation, which places him on the path of a tie with the members of the Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, as well as the former player of 16 seasons in the Major Leagues, Dave Kingman, in the #7 position in history with the most connected GrandSlams.

After his home run off Gomber’s pitches, the 42-year-old hit his 194th homer off a left-handed pitcher, the fifth-most homers by an MLB hitter against left-handed pitchers, a section historically led by Barry Bonds with 227. connections.

The St. Louis Cardinals, organization after 11 years in which he left the team at the beginning of his career, they opened  the arms to the Dominican for a new time. saint Louis played 45 games before completing his schedule for the 2022, time for Pujols to reach the goal of 700 homers for life, an uphill challenge, since he only receives playing time in special situations, mainly when the team faces left-handed arms.

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Albert Pujols, fifth player in MLB history with the most home runs connected in a lifetime, could become the fourth player to reach 700 home runs, within which he would join Bonds, 762 home runs; Aaron, 755; and Ruth, 714.

 Ahead of Pujols is the retired Alex Rodríguez with 696.

GrandSlam leaders connected in history 

1.       Alex Rodriguez: 25

two.       Lou Gehrig: 23

3.       Manny Ramirez: 21

Four.       Eddie Murray: 19

5.       Willie McCovey and Robin Ventura: 18 

6.       Jimmie Foxx, Carlos Lee and Ted Williams: 17 

7.       Hank Aaron, Dave Kingman, Babe Ruth and Albert Pujols: 16 


Albert Pujols GrandSlam in front of each pitcher 

1.       09-21-2001 against Omar Olivares

two.       06-11-2002 vs. James Baldwin

3.       08-10-2002 vs. Shawn Estes

Four.       09-30-2005 vs. Matt Belisle

5.       08-22-2006 vs. John Maine

6.       08-06-2008 vs. Derek Lowe

7.       04-11-2009 vs. Roy Oswalt

8.       04-25-2009 vs. David Patton

9.       06-21-2009 against Gil Meche

10.   07-03-2009 vs. David Weathers

eleven.   04-08-2009 against Sean Green

12.   09-01-2011 against Yovani Gallardo

13.   06-19-2015 against Edward Mujica

14.   06-03-2017 vs. Ervin Santana

fifteen.   02-08-2020 Josh James

16.   08-18-2022 vs. Austin Gomber

Source: Stathead/BaseballReference/Domingo Tavarez

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