“For my Family, Friends and Fans,” Albert Pujols is an epitome of perfection, vocalizes on his incredible 700 HR journey

Albert Pujols is the 4th player in Major League history to hit 700 Home Runs.

Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols had the entire Dodger stadium, a crowd of 50041, stargazing as he struck his career home run number 699 and 700 on Friday in Los Angeles. Pujols got a two-strike fastball down the middle from left-hander Andrew Heaney in the third inning and a hanging slider from righty Phil Bickford to smack the two home runs.

After achieving the mega milestone, fans expected nothing but the humble nature that has always shined within Albert Pujols. He ignored the materialistic stuff, it was the love and respect received which made him pour out emotions.

“It’s pretty special,” Albert Pujols said. “When it’s really gonna hit me is when I’m done, at the end of the season, when I’m retired, and probably a moment or two after that I can look at the numbers. Look, don’t get me wrong, I know what my place is in this game. But since Day 1, when I made my debut, it was never about numbers, it was never about chasing numbers”

“It’s amazing how God works,” Albert Pujols added. “This could’ve happened last week in St. Louis, which probably would have been awesome. But to allow it to happen tonight, having my family and friends and people who really care and love me see me — it’s special to me.”

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Albert Pujols said ‘Souvenirs are for fans’ after Milestone homer ball kept by Fan

Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols

“Souvenirs are for the fans,” Albert Pujols said after a fan wearing a blue Dodgers shirt with Hideo Nomo’s No. 16 on the back took the 700th homer ball. “If they wanna keep it, they can. At the end of the day, I don’t focus on material stuff.”

“I think I have the bat, the uniform, helmet, things that are special to me. At the end of the day, I think that’s why the fans come here — to have a special moment of history. So, if they wanna keep that baseball, I don’t have any problem with that.”

The calm and cool shown on the field morphed into an abundance of emotions down below the dugout. Albert Pujols seemed overwhelmed by the magnitude of the moment, squatted and bawled.

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Yagya Bhargava is a MLB writer at Firstsportz. He is a sports enthusiast. Yagya is a Chef and has completed his graduation in Hotel Management, but his affection for Football and MLB has made him take a step towards writing. He is a National level footballer himself.