Aug 26, 2010, 8:14 PM EDT
Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols just launched an opposite-field home run off Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. It was his 400th career long-ball.
Pujols is the 47th player to reach that feat and the third-youngest in baseball history, behind only Eddie Matthews and Alex Rodriguez. He is a .332/.426/.625 career hitter and has managed at least 30 home runs over his first 10 major league seasons.
If “El Hombre” continues to crush opposing pitching and Joey Votto shows any kind of letup, he might even win baseball’s first Triple Crown since 1967.
But, uh, SI’s Tom Verducci still thinks Josh Hamilton is the “best player in baseball.”
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