Saturday, May 5, 2018

Albert Pujols reaches 3000 hit milestone

Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels reached the 3000 hit milestone in a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on May 4, 2018. For the game he was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, 1 R and 1 BB while hitting fourth and playing first base. Pujols became the 32nd player to reach the milestone in the fifth inning with a single off Mike Leake. He added another single in the ninth to move past Roberto Clemente on the hit chart. 

Over 18 MLB seasons with the Angels and Cardinals he has hit .304/.385/.560 with 620 HR, 1937 RBI, 1738 R, 110 SB in 2606 games. He has 928 hits with the Angels after 2073 with the Cardinals. The accomplishment also puts him in the exclusive 3000 hit/600 HR club with Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 13th round in 1999. Pujols turned 38 on January 16.

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