PHOTOS: Albert Pujols hits No. 3,000 and celebrates with teammates FOX Sports West May 5, 2018 at 5:45p ET Albert Pujols becomes fourth member of 3,000 hit, 600 home run club The Machine picked up his 3,000th career hit Friday with a single to right field. USA TODAY Sports Jennifer Buchanan Elite company Pujols joins Hank Aaron as the only players in baseball history with 3,000 hits, 600 home runs and 600 doubles. Hats off to you, Albert On Friday, Pujols joined Adrián Beltré as the only natives of the Dominican Republic to reach the 3,000 hit plateau. USA TODAY Sports Jennifer Buchanan From one MVP to another Pujols has joined Stan Musial and Alex Rodriguez as only players with 3+ MVP Awards and 3,000 hits. (STATS LLC) Halo hug With the single, Pujols joined Rod Carew (Aug. 4, 1985 vs. Minnesota) as the only players to log their 3,000th hit in an Angel uniform. Bringing home a souvenir Only Pujols (14 seasons) and Hank Aaron (17 seasons) have had at least 14-or-more campaigns of 150+ hits and at least 20 HR. The captain and the leader Pujols, who is in his 18th big league season, is just the 12th player to reach the milestone in their first 18 seasons. Mr. 3,000! Pujols became the second member of the 3,000 hit club to accomplish the milestone at Safeco Field, following in the footsteps of Rafael Palmeiro (July 15, 2005).