December 9, 2022

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Albert Pujols smiles as he circles the bases after hitting the 700 on home ground.

Fourth man to join the club

In what may be the fitting crowning of a Hall of Fame career, Albert Pujols on Friday tied for his 700th home run as a major league player, a feat only three other players have achieved in baseball history.

Homer — second to the Pujols — came in the fourth inning from Dodgers right-hand Phil Pickford, the latest of 455 different bowlers to have given up at least one round to the Pujols over the course of 22 MLB seasons. .

Pujols joins Barry Bonds (762), Henry Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) in the 700-HR club, just 12 days after passing Alex Rodriguez (696) to finish fourth on the home race list.