Albert Pujols is slamming his way up the career home run list…
The 35-year-old Dominican baseball star hit his 522nd home run, breaking a tie with Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 18th place on the all-time homer list.
The Los Angeles Angels first baseman connected in the first inning of his team’s 9-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals.
“Obviously, it’s a great accomplishment, man, but it’s really disappointing,” Pujols said. “We got swept by a great ballclub. I’ve told you guys my whole career, that at the end of my career I’m going to enjoy it a little bit more. But when I’m playing baseball, my goal is to try to help this ballclub to win.”
Pujols’ second homer of the season came off Yordano Ventura. The young Royals ace became the 334th different pitcher the three-time National League MVP and nine-time Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star has homered against during his 15-year career.
Pujols’ next target on the home run list is Jimmie Foxx at 534.