Albert Pujols was pretty sure he would reach the magical 500 home run mark at some point during the 2014 season. That moment came in the fifth inning on Tuesday night when Pujols hit his second homer of the game to reach 500 for his career. He also drove in five runs as the Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2. Pujols is the first player to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game and he is just three months past his 34th birthday, which makes him the third-youngest to get to 500 - Alex Rodriguez cheated his way to 500 at the age of 32 and Jimmy Foxx naturally got to 500 at the same age. Pujols now has 45 homers as an Angel and 455 as a St. Louis Cardinal. Next on the list for Pujols to pass is Eddie Murray (504) and Gary Sheffield (509). Congratulations Albert Pujols and thank you for doing it the right way! Let's not forget in the steroid era that Pujols has never tested positive on any PED test. Sure, he has declined steadily since back-to-back MVP seasons in 2008-09. But let’s not forget that Pujols went 30-100 in his last healthy season, which was just two years ago. He’s off to a great start as he looks to reach those totals again.
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