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On this date: Albert Pujols records 3000th hit

Mr. 3000

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Seattle Mariners Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Two years ago, Albert Pujols joined one of the most prestigious clubs in baseball history, the 3,000 hit club. In the fifth inning, Pujols singled to right off of Mike Leake, becoming the 32nd player in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits for their career.

“It was going to happen, it was just a matter of when,” Pujols said to “I just thank the Lord that it happened tonight in front of my family, my friends. Now we just stay focused on the things that I want to do, which is help this ballclub to win. We don’t have to talk too much about 3,000 now.”

Currently, Pujols has 3,202 hits, the 15th most in major-league history.