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On the Morning After #600, Let’s Revisit Albert Pujols’ Mammoth First Home Run

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Last night, Albert Pujols joined a very exclusive group of a sluggers. A group that includes only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Alex Rodriguez, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr., Jim Thome, Sammy Sosa, and, now, Pujols himself.

I’m speaking, of course, about the 600 homer club.

And, naturally, Pujols hit his historic 600th home run in very dramatic fashion – a grand slam out to left field:

That’s how you hit No. 600.

But there was a time where Albert Pujols had exactly 0 home runs. Naturally, that didn’t last very long, because just four games into his Major League career, he did this:


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What a no-doubter.

If you listen to the broadcast closely, you can hear Diamondbacks play-by-play man Thom Brenneman predicting it wouldn’t be Pujols’ last blast. And it certainly wasn’t.

He’s hit 599 of them since.


Michael Cerami contributed to this post. 


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