Albert Pujols returns home to play his final season with the St. Louis Cardinals in the city where his Hall of Fame career began as a 21 year old star in 2001
At baseballsgreatesthitters.com we rank Albert Pujols as one of the top 20 greatest hitters in the history of the game.
He burst on to the scene in 2001,the numbers he put up in his first 12 seasons were comparable to the all-time greats of the game, Ruth, Gehrig, Williams. Mays, Mantle, Aaron etc.
In his first 12 seasons, his lifetime totals were off the charts. He could have retired in 2012 at the young age of 32 as a first ballot Hall of Famer.
His 12 year totals are as follows: Runs 1,376 H.R 475 RBI’s 1,434 Batting Avg.325 On Base% 414 Slg.% 608 (only 5 Players in baseball history have shared career totals of a 300 Avg. 400 OB% 600Slg%) When carefully scrutinizing the back of the baseball card, statistically, Albert Pujols could arguably be considered to be one of the top five hitters in baseball history!
Also note in his first 12 seasons he topped the 30 home run mark 6 times and the 40 home run mark 6 times. Though in the past several seasons injuries and age may have lowered his iconic lifetime totals, but at baseballsgreatestnitters.com Albert Pujos will remain as one of the top 20 greatest hitters in baseball history,
Albert Pujols will enter the 2022 season with 679 career home runs, at 42 years old, hopefully he can stay healthy and reach 700 career home run milestone in the city where his legendary career began, In 2022, we are anxiously looking forward for another great baseball headline to add to baseballs great history…..Albert Pujols hits career home run number 700 becoming the fourth player in the history