2,700 hits and counting: Albert Pujols' career continues to reach rare heights

Published May. 19, 2016 12:39 a.m. EDT

With the Angels up 6-1 on their Freeway Series rivals in the bottom of the sixth inning, the single resulting in Albert Pujols' 27th RBI of the season is likely to have little consequence on the game's result. But as is baseball's way as a sport of statistics, the hit is a huge milestone in an illustrious career.

Shooting a 2-1 pitch through the right side of the infield, Pujols' second hit of the night brought his career total to 2,700. In reaching another highwater mark in his career, Albert joins the likes of Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays as 1 of 9 players to have 550 home runs and 2,700 career hits. (h/t Alden Gonzalez)


Seeing his batting average dip as low as .132 in late April, Pujols has 11 hits in his last eight games and raised his average back to .213. Despite his struggles, the first baseman has shown he can still hit the long ball with 8 home runs on the season.