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Prince Albert Reigns

Mimosa’s Pujols reaches 600/3000 on same hit!

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Pujols celebrates #600/3000


Move over Al Simmons, here comes Albert! Hey Babe, you’ve got company!

On May 7, 2021, 41-year old Albert Pujols belted an historic 2-run homer off Horseshoe Bay’s young hurler, 23-year old Huascar Ynoa. The blast was not only the 600th home run of Pujol’s illustrious career, tying him at #5 with the immortal Babe Ruth; it also represented career hit #3000, moving Albert past Al Simmons (2999) into 16th place all-time in hits

Pujols became only the 4th player in TCBA history with 3000 hits and 600 home runs. The other three include:

Hank Aaron 3636/791

Willie Mays 3169/635

Barry Bonds 3025/784

While Mays’ 635 homer total seems safe at #4, Pujols is expected to pass Biggio, Boggs, Bonds, Ripken, Jeter and Gehringer on the Hits list before retiring. Whether Pujols can reach Mel Ott’s 3112 at #9 will be a focus of much interest over the next season and a half.

With Albert's pending retirement, fans have shown interest in active sluggers who might eventually challenge Aaron's mark. There really is only one – 38-year old Miguel Cabrera.

As of this moment, the Silver Springs Stalwart has 464 home runs, four behind #24 Eddie Mathews, and 2857 hits, 57 behind #24 Alex Rodriguez. Both marks are expected to fall before the current season ends.

But the current celebration belongs to Albert Pujols and his manager Larry Smith. Long live Prince Albert!

Mimosa’s long-time skipper, Larry Smith

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Horseshoe Bays’ Huascar Ynoa allowed Pujols’ historic hit.