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Old 04-23-2014, 01:16 AM
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Default Congratulations, Albert Pujols

The 26th player to join the 500 HR Club.

Fun facts from MLB Network:
  • 3rd youngest player to reach the mileston (34 years, 96 days old)
  • 1st time a player has hit hit 499th and 500th career HR in the same game
  • 1st time a player hit his 400th and 500th HR in the same stadium as a visitor (hit #400 on August 26, 2010 as a member of the Cardinals in Washington and hit #500 earlier today in Washington as a member of the Angels)
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:41 AM
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There was like, no media coverage about this. I'm surprised.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:08 AM
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There was like, no media coverage about this. I'm surprised.
Both ESPN and FSN1 covered it on their evening baseball shows.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:16 PM
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Pujols is off to a good start this year. 8 HR already after only 17 all of last year. Maybe the Angels will get at least some good performance over this 10 year contract.

Remember when A-Rod looked like he was almost certain to beat Hank Aaron's 755 HR mark?

Interesting that Jimmy Foxx was the 2nd youngest to 500. He made it to 500 HR at age 32 and then hit only 32 more homers after that.
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:23 PM
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Interesting that Jimmy Foxx was the 2nd youngest to 500. He made it to 500 HR at age 32 and then hit only 32 more homers after that.
Inverted W caught up with him? Looks like Adam Dunn will be the next to 500. He'll be the only player with 500+ HR's -- and no steroid taint -- to not make the HOF.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:54 PM
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Inverted W caught up with him? Looks like Adam Dunn will be the next to 500. He'll be the only player with 500+ HR's -- and no steroid taint -- to not make the HOF.
Dunn has enough time to get in the high 500's or dare-I-say 600! I guess he'd be the Don Sutton of power hitters.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:59 PM
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Inverted W caught up with him? Looks like Adam Dunn will be the next to 500. He'll be the only player with 500+ HR's -- and no steroid taint -- to not make the HOF.
Well, if he didn't stink so bad as a White Sox player he might have made it.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:03 PM
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Dunn has enough time to get in the high 500's or dare-I-say 600! I guess he'd be the Don Sutton of power hitters.
If he ends this year hitting .190/.315/.440 with 30 homeruns... do you think he even gets another contract?
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If he ends this year hitting .190/.315/.440 with 30 homeruns... do you think he even gets another contract?
That's exactly what I was thinking. Who in the world is going to want him next year? He won't get a chance to get to 500.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:34 AM
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If he gets 30 homeruns, someone will take him. He won't be getting the 4 year/ 13 million per, but he'll have offers. It will be up to him if he's willing to play for the lower salary.
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