Twenty-six men in major league history have hit at least 500 home runs — 26 men and one "Machine."
Albert Pujols connected for two homers in his first three at-bats Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., giving him 500 for his career. He went deep for a three-run homer to left in the first inning and, after striking out in the top of the second, followed with a long two-run shot to center in the fourth. Pujols is the first player ever to hit homers No. 499 and 500 in the same game. Both came against right-hander Taylor Jordan. His homers helped give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-2 lead against the Nationals.
Regardless, Pujols got a largely standing ovation from the Washington crowd.
At 34 years old and coming off two down seasons for him because of injuries, Pujols leads the majors in 2014 with eight homers. Pujols has lost some of his luster since coming over from the St. Louis Cardinals, where he became the only player in majorRead More »from Albert Pujols hits home run No. 500