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Albert Pujols' 686th career homer breaks two MLB records

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Publish Date: 29/07/2022
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols has broken two MLB records with one home run. Pujols' 686th career home run in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday launched 439 feet over centerfield.

He became the oldest player to hit a home run at the Rogers Center/Sky Dome. He also passed Lou Gehrig for the 11th-most runs scored in league history with 1,890th runs scored.

At 42 years, 192 days, Albert Pujols is the oldest player ever to homer at the Rogers Centre/SkyDome.

The HR also resulted in his 1,890th run scored, passing Lou Gehrig for 11th-most in MLB history. pic.twitter.com/jRneiOg4a8

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 28, 2022

Pujols returns to Cardinals for last season

Pujols returned to his home team earlier this season, which will be the last of his career. Before joining the Los Angeles Angels to play for ten seasons, Pujols started his career with the Cardinals, with whom he spent 11 years.

This season, Pujols has hit .241/.321/.420 for an OPS of .741, tying with Tommy Edman for fifth-most home runs.

Pujols garnered numerous awards during his stints with the Cardinals and Angels, including two Rookie of the Months, four Rookie of the Years, six Silver Sluggers, 12 Player of the Years, and four MVPs.

Albert Pujols’ career HR No. 686 goes 439 feet ☄️

(via @MLB)pic.twitter.com/G7wFM2np7L

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 28, 2022

The full list of his awards is as follows:

- MLB Rookie of the Month Award (April; 2001)

- MLB Rookie of the Month Award (May; 2001)

- Outstanding Rookie of the Year Award (Player's Choice; 2001)

- Rookie of the Year Award (Baseball America; 2001)

- Rookie of the Year Award (BBWAA; 2001)

- Sporting News Rookie Player of the Year Award (2001)

- The Silver Slugger Award (National League; 2001)

- Hank Aaron Award (2003)

- MLB Player of the Month Award (2003)

- MLB Player of the Month Award (2003)

- MLB Player of the Week Award (2003)

- Outstanding Player of the Year Award (Player's Choice; 2003)

- Player of the Year Award (Player's Choice; 2003)

- Player of the Year Award, This Year in Baseball / GIBBY (2003)

- Silver Bat Award (Bud Hillerich Award; 2003)

- Sporting News Major League Player of the Year Award (2003)

- The Silver Slugger Award (National League; 2003)

- N.L.C.S. Most Valuable Player Award (2003)

- The Silver Slugger Award (National League; 2004)

- Baseball America Player of the Year (2005)

- Baseball Digest Player of the Year Award (2005)

- MLB Player of the Week Award (2005)

- Most Valuable Player Award (BBWAA; 2005)

- Fielding Bible Award (First Basemen; 2006)

- Gold Glove Award (First Base; 2006)

- Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award (2006)

- MLB Player of the Month Award (2006)

- MLB Player of the Week Award (2006)

- Fielding Bible Award (First Basemen; 2007)

- MLB Player of the Week Award (2007)

- Baseball Digest Player of the Year Award (2008)

- Clutch Performer of the Year Finalist (2008)

- Fielding Bible Award (First Basemen; 2008)

- Hitter of the Year Award (2008)

- MLB Player of the Week Award (2008)

- MLB Player of the Week Award (2008)

- Most Valuable Player Award (BBWAA; 2008)

- Outstanding Player of the Year Award (Player's Choice; 2008)

- Player of the Year Award (Player's Choice; 2008)

- Roberto Clemente Award (2008)

- Sporting News Major League Player of the Year Award (2008)

- The Silver Slugger Award (National League; 2008)

- Clutch Performer of the Year Finalist (2009)

- Fielding Bible Award (First Basemen; 2009)

- Hank Aaron Award (2009)

- Heart and Hustle Award (Overall Winner; 2009)

- Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (2009)

- MLB Player of the Month Award (2009)

- MLB Player of the Month Award (2009)

- MLB Player of the Week Award (2009)

- MLB Player of the Week Award (2009)

- Most Valuable Player Award (BBWAA; 2009)

- Outstanding Player of the Year Award (Player's Choice; 2009)

- Player of the Year Award (Player's Choice; 2009)

- Sporting News Major League Player of the Year Award (2009)

- The Silver Slugger Award (National League; 2009)

- Clutch Performer of the Month Award (April; 2010)

- Gold Glove Award (First Base; 2010)

- MLB Player of the Month Award (2010)

- The Silver Slugger Award (National League; 2010)

- Fielding Bible Award (First Basemen; 2011)

- MLB Player of the Week Award (2011)

- MLB Player of the Week Award (2012)

- MLB Player of the Month Award (2015)

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