Ladies and gentleman, Albert Pujols has done it. With a homer to left off Ryan Carpenter in the 3rd inning, Pujols becomes the fifth player ever in the history of major-league baseball to record 2000 or more RBI’s across one’s career (including Babe Ruth and Cap Anson).
Pujols has 14 seasons of at-least 100 RBI’s, including the first ten seasons of his career. Entering tonight’s game, ‘The Machine’ has a career slash line of .301/.381/.552 with a 149 OPS+. Pujols is 6th on the all-time home-run leaderboard with 639 home runs.
Here are a few iconic moments of his:
In the 2005 NLCS Game 5, off Brad Lidge:
5-5 with 3 home runs in a World Series game, anyone?
A couple videos from MLB.com:
And a fan-made video:
What an amazing career, Albert!