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Albert Pujols becomes fifth player with 1,000 extra-base hits at age 33

Apr 11, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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Albert Pujols went 4-for-4 with two doubles last night, raising his OPS above 1.200, and in the process reached 1,000 extra-base hits for his career.

Pujols is 35th all time in extra-base hits and has a chance to move into the 20-25 range by the end of the year, which is his age-33 season. Here’s the all-time leaderboard for extra-base hits through age 33:

Jimmie Foxx       1077
Alex Rodriguez    1055
Lou Gehrig        1040
Hank Aaron        1016
Albert Pujols     1000

Pujols had 80 extra-base hits last season, so he definitely has a chance to surpass Jimmie Foxx as the all-time leader through age 33.

Pujols’ reaction to joining that club is pretty amusing, via Alden Gonzalez of

I didn’t even know anything about it. I can swear on that, bro. When I got to the dugout, everybody was like, “Congratulations.” I’m like, “What are you talking about?” The bat boy was the first one to say, “I got your ball.” I’m like, “For what?” He told me a thousand doubles. I’m like, “A thousand doubles? That’s a lot.”

Congrats anyway, bro.

  1. skeleteeth - Apr 11, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Interesting. Of top 10 for most doubles only 2 have less than 100 career triples; Pujols and Beltre.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      Miggy tends the same way. He had no 3B last year, which I found greatly amusing.

      • skeleteeth - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:27 PM

        Even Ruth had 106!

      • historiophiliac - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:41 PM

        Bah, that Ruth kid!

      • philliesblow - Apr 11, 2013 at 5:29 PM

        As if on demand, Miggy got his 1st triple since 2010 against the Beavermen today:

      • historiophiliac - Apr 11, 2013 at 6:38 PM

        Man, I wish Miggy hit on my demand. I’d also like to thank the Jays for that excellent fielding. Moments to savor.

  2. unclemosesgreen - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Wonder what the ESPN phonetic pronunciation guide says for him.

    • paperlions - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:31 PM


      hehehe :-D

      • historiophiliac - Apr 11, 2013 at 6:36 PM


  3. jarathen - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    You freaked me out, Aaron. I thought I was missing out on another Angels implosion with a day game.

  4. Darkoestrada - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    I didn’t take Albert pujols for a bro guy

  5. scaarepittschamberofcommerce - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    so, what, big pu moves to the west coast and starts throwing around ‘bros’ in the interview? what happened to the great ‘mangs’ he always had?

    • historiophiliac - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      Must be the Trout Effect.

  6. GoneYickitty - Apr 11, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    That’s a clown way to talk about a pretty big milestone bro.

  7. buffalomafia - Apr 11, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Now get those F’n warts burnt off your feet! I need you(Pujols) to play every day & produce lots of points for my fantasy baseball league!

    Now hurry up & use your health benefits!

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