Albert Pujols reaches an absurd milestone as he advances toward home run number 700.
Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals took the decision to participate in the celebration on the evening when two of his teammates created history.
Although Pujols was unable to increase his total of career home runs in order to get any closer to home run number 700,
he did achieve a new career milestone that only two other players in Major League Baseball history have ever accomplished.
Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers saw Albert Pujols become just the third player in MLB history
to reach 2,200 career RBI with an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning.
With 2,297 RBI, Hank Aaron holds the record; Babe Ruth is second with 2,214.
The closest active player to Albert Pujols on that list is Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, who has 1,841 as of Wednesday.
In his first 10 seasons in the MLB, Albert Pujols recorded at least 103 RBI each season, accounting for the majority of his career RBI.