• Pujols knocks career home run No. 499

    Summary of 16 articles · Updated Apr 23, 2014
    Pujols is the first player ever to hit homers No. 499 and 500 in the same game. Pujols' wife, Deidre, planned to meet Pujols in New York for his pursuit of 500 homers, but also told him she'd fly to Washington, D.C., if he hit No. 499 before then. Pujols' wife, Deidre, plans to meet him in New York for the weekend series at Yankee Stadium, but told him she'd board a flight for Washington if he hits No. 499 during the current three-game set. "I'll talk to the family and see what they want," Pujols said. "My family is most important." Pujols' seven home runs this month are tied for the Major League lead and two away from Brian Downing's franchise record for April, done in 1986. Thanks to expansion, improved conditioning by legal and illegal means, and some tinkering with the composition of the baseball itself, the historically unprecedented home run rates that began in 1994 have doubled the number of players to reach that plateau in the 30 years since Jackson’s 500th which, coincidentally, came when he, too, was wearing the relatively unfamiliar uniform of the Angels.
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      Albert Pujols became the 26th member of the 500 home run club, but No. 27 could be many years away.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Angels say Albert Pujols called his shots on 499th and 500th homers

      We're never going to know for sure if Babe Ruth really called his shot and hit a home run against the Cubs in the 1933 World Series. It's fun to think he did. And we know it's possible, because others have done it. Albert Pujols did it Tuesday night, hi…
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    • Pujols Blasts Two Homers to Join 500 Club

      Albert Pujols belted two homers to reach the 500 home run milestone as he powered the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-2 win over Washington at Nationals Park on Tuesday.
    • Fan who caught Pujols 500th home run wants nothing in return

      Angels fan Tom Sherrill of Pomona, CA and a member iof Air Force with Albert's milestone. #Angelsfanrewarded pic.twitter.com/l4WKC1eTTQ— Tim Mead (@TMeadAngels) April 23, 2014 Tom Sherrill of Pomona, Calif., a 29-year-old Los Angeles Angels fan and a st…
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    • Pujols' milestone night paces Halos in win over Nats

      Powered by the two gargantuan homers that put Albert Pujols in exclusive company, the Angels won their second straight game against the Nats and returned to .500 while cruising to a 7-2 victory at Nationals Park on Tuesday night.
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    • Fan makes crucial error on Albert Pujols’s 500th home run

      Albert Pujols blasted his 499th and 500th home runs tonight at Nationals Park, becoming the 26th member of the 500 Home Run Club. Pujols, who became the third-youngest player to reach 400 home runs at Nationals Park in August 2010, hit both his home run…
    • MLB: Breaking down Pujols' 500 HRs

      ESPN The Magazine breaks down Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols' 500 home runs.
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    • Pujols joins 500-homer club with second blast

      Albert Pujols joined the rarest of clubs on Tuesday, and accomplished some unprecedented history in the process. The Angels' first baseman homered twice at Nationals Park to become the 26th member of the exclusive 500-home run club. Among those 26, he's…
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    • Pujols goes yard twice to join 500 HR club

      Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.
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    • Pujols continues to be a man among men

      Albert Pujols became the 26th member of the vaunted 500-homer club and just the eighth to reach that mark by the age of 34. So this seems as good a time as any to stop fretting about the financials and simply stand in awe at the totality of Pujols' achi…
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    • LIVE: Albert Pujols smashes 500th career homer vs. Nationals

      Albert Pujols has reached a significant milestone against the Nationals, hitting his 500th career homer.
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  • Pujols: 500 milestone hasn't quite sunk in yet

    Albert Pujols typically isn't a very good sleeper, and he had no chance of getting a good night's rest on Tuesday.
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