ALBERT PUJOLS CAREER HIT REVIEW

Albert Pujols has joined an elite group as he became the 32nd player in Major League Baseball history to log 3,000 hits. Following is a look at Pujols’ career batting highlights:

3,000 HITS

  • Became the 32nd player all-time to reach the 3,000 hit mark and first since Adrián Beltré, who collected his 3,000th hit July 30, 2017 vs. Baltimore.
  • Joins Adrián Beltré as the only natives of the Dominican Republic to reach the 3,000 hit plateau.
  • Pujols, who is in his 18th big league season, is just the 12th player to reach the milestone in their first 18 seasons.
  • Has joined Stan Musial and Alex Rodriguez as only players with 3+ MVP Awards and 3,000 hits. (STATS LLC)
  • Joins Rod Carew (Aug. 4, 1985 vs. Minnesota) as the only players to log their 3,000th hit in an Angel uniform.
  • At 38 years, 108 days, is the 10th youngest player to reach the 3,000 hit mark. (STATS LLC)
  • Joins Rafael Palmeiro (July 15, 2005) as the only players to record their 3,000th career hit at Safeco Field.

 

SO EXTRA

  • Is the fourth player in baseball history to collect 3,000 hits and hit 600 home runs (see chart to the right).
  • Joins Hank Aaron as the only players in baseball history with 3,000 hits, 600 home runs and 600 doubles.
  • Only four other players have ever tallied 3,000 hits with at least 1,200 of them going for extra bases: Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez…Pujols owns 1,262 career extra-base hits and would be the first with 1,250+ hits at that time of his 3,000th hit. (STATS LLC)
  • One of 15 players all time with at least 14 years of 150-or-more hits prior to their age-39 season…Only he (14 seasons) and Hank Aaron (17 seasons) have had at least 14-or-more campaigns of 150+ hits and at least 20 HR.

 

IN THE CLUTCH

  • Has 20 career walk-off hits…According to Baseball Reference, his 20 walk-off hits are tied for third all-time, trailing only Frank Robinson (26) and Dusty Baker (21).
  • 448 career hits have put his team in the lead.

 

POSTSEASON

  • His 90 career postseason hits are tied for the seventh most all-time.