Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pujols hits number 400

The St.Louis Cardinals' first-baseman Albert Pujols has just hit his 400th home-run of his career tonight (Aug. 26th) off of Jordan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals.  He is only the 47th player to do so in the history of Major League Baseball.

Hitting his 400th home-run might not be his only milestone of the season. Pujols has a legitimate shot at winning the first NL triple-crown since the Cardinals left-fielder Joe Medwick did it in 1937. And it would be the first triple-crown won in the MLB since the Boston Red Sox' left-fielder Carl Yastrzemski won it in 1967.

And if he finishes the season with a .300+ BA, 30+ HR (check), and 100+ RBI, he will be the only player in baseball's history to do so for ten seasons in a row.

His stats, as of now are: .319 BA (3rd in NL, Joey Votto is 1st with .323) , 33 HR (1st in NL), 92 RBI (1st in NL).

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