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(ESPN)   Albert Pujols passed fellow Cardinal icon Stan Musial for No. 2 in total bases in major league history. Oh yeah, and he's now only 8 home runs away from 700 too   (espn.com) divider line
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2022-08-21 10:40:46 AM  
Shame he's not going to pass Bonds as the homerun king.
 
2022-08-21 12:09:52 PM  

alechemist: Shame he's not going to pass Bonds* as the homerun king*.


He's only 63 behind Hark Aaron.
 
2022-08-21 12:13:21 PM  

alechemist: Shame he's not going to pass Bonds

Sadaharu Oh as the homerun king.
 
2022-08-21 1:40:00 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: alechemist: Shame he's not going to pass BondsSadaharu Oh as the homerun king.


Josh Gibson probably would have been the home run king if there had been reliable records of all his games.
 
2022-08-21 2:04:25 PM  

alechemist: Shame he's not going to pass Bonds as the homerun king.


as long as he catches arod i don't care if he even gets 700
 
2022-08-21 2:44:28 PM  
If Trout leaves the Angels and signs a huge contract with someone like the BoSox, and has a mediocre rest of his career, he will be remembered the same was Pujols is.
 
2022-08-21 2:53:58 PM  
Bridge named after Pujols across the Mississippi River to be built later.

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Stan Musial Bridge.
 
2022-08-21 3:08:18 PM  

Stud Gerbil: If Trout leaves the Angels and signs a huge contract with someone like the BoSox, and has a mediocre rest of his career, he will be remembered the same was Pujols is.


As a first ballot hall-of-famer?
 
2022-08-21 3:32:27 PM  
Alberto Pujols murdered Brad Lidge's career on live TV.
 
2022-08-21 3:38:24 PM  

etoof: Alberto Pujols murdered Brad Lidge's career on live TV.


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I'm an Astros fan and I still vividly remember watching that live on TV. Crushing moment but ended up just delaying winning the NL pennant a day.
 
2022-08-21 4:12:30 PM  

etoof: Alberto Pujols murdered Brad Lidge's career on live TV.


Lidge had a great year a few years later, so it's hard to say his career was murdered. His soul? Sure.
 
2022-08-21 5:20:11 PM  

Dafatone: etoof: Alberto Pujols murdered Brad Lidge's career on live TV.

Lidge had a great year a few years later, so it's hard to say his career was murdered. His soul? Sure.


This. You wanna see a swing that ended someone's career, go check out Jim farking Leritz's homer of Mark Wholers in '96.

/don't care if I spelled his name wrong
 
2022-08-21 5:45:36 PM  

Erek the Red: Bridge named after Pujols across the Mississippi River to be built later.

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Stan Musial Bridge.


How about a tunnel? The Pujols Tunnel has a nice ring to it.
 
2022-08-21 6:09:37 PM  

Trainspotr: Erek the Red: Bridge named after Pujols across the Mississippi River to be built later.

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Stan Musial Bridge.

How about a tunnel? The Pujols Tunnel has a nice ring to it.


But he already has this...

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2022-08-21 6:34:59 PM  

RoughTrickNamedJim: etoof: Alberto Pujols murdered Brad Lidge's career on live TV.

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I'm an Astros fan and I still vividly remember watching that live on TV. Crushing moment but ended up just delaying winning the NL pennant a day.


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2022-08-21 7:01:03 PM  

RoughTrickNamedJim: etoof: Alberto Pujols murdered Brad Lidge's career on live TV.

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I'm an Astros fan and I still vividly remember watching that live on TV. Crushing moment but ended up just delaying winning the NL pennant a day.


Fellow Astros fan here, we won the last game in Busch Stadium II. Ligde did go on to win a WS whith Philadelphia. Wish I could say the same for Oswalt.  Oswalt and Richard are my all-time favorite Astros pictures.  #34 being 3rd.
 
2022-08-21 7:02:37 PM  

virulent_loser: RoughTrickNamedJim: etoof: Alberto Pujols murdered Brad Lidge's career on live TV.

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I'm an Astros fan and I still vividly remember watching that live on TV. Crushing moment but ended up just delaying winning the NL pennant a day.

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Astros fan and that always makes me laugh.
 
2022-08-21 9:03:15 PM  

jake_lex: Sin_City_Superhero: alechemist: Shame he's not going to pass BondsSadaharu Oh as the homerun king.

Josh Gibson probably would have been the home run king if there had been reliable records of all his games.


Fun fact: until 1930 or '31, home runs used to count if the ball one-hopped over the fence (what we'd now call a ground-rule double).

It's unclear how many of Ruth's HRs were one-hoppers.

In like 2007 or '08, I did the math on "if Pujols kept hitting dingers at his current rate, how quickly would he pass Aaron?" The answer was something like 15 more seasons, and I figured with a little luck he could even get to 800.

// he did not have such luck
 
2022-08-21 9:12:13 PM  

KingKauff: Dafatone: etoof: Alberto Pujols murdered Brad Lidge's career on live TV.

Lidge had a great year a few years later, so it's hard to say his career was murdered. His soul? Sure.

This. You wanna see a swing that ended someone's career, go check out Jim farking Leritz's homer of Mark Wholers in '96.

/don't care if I spelled his name wrong


Bartolo murdered James Shields. Shields put up like a 6 ERA from that point forward.
 
2022-08-21 11:30:43 PM  

KingKauff: Dafatone: etoof: Alberto Pujols murdered Brad Lidge's career on live TV.

Lidge had a great year a few years later, so it's hard to say his career was murdered. His soul? Sure.

This. You wanna see a swing that ended someone's career, go check out Jim farking Leritz's homer of Mark Wholers in '96.

/don't care if I spelled his name wrong


I'll take Dave Henderson and Donnie Moore in this category.
 
2022-08-22 9:05:07 AM  
Joe Carter. Mitch Williams. Iykyk
 
2022-08-22 10:53:29 AM  

Dr Dreidel: jake_lex: Sin_City_Superhero: alechemist: Shame he's not going to pass BondsSadaharu Oh as the homerun king.

Josh Gibson probably would have been the home run king if there had been reliable records of all his games.

Fun fact: until 1930 or '31, home runs used to count if the ball one-hopped over the fence (what we'd now call a ground-rule double).

It's unclear how many of Ruth's HRs were one-hoppers.

In like 2007 or '08, I did the math on "if Pujols kept hitting dingers at his current rate, how quickly would he pass Aaron?" The answer was something like 15 more seasons, and I figured with a little luck he could even get to 800.

// he did not have such luck


Back then, balls that hooked around the foul pole and landed foul were not counted as home runs. Neither were balls hit directly over the foul pole. It's unclear how many of Ruth's(or anyone else's) fouls were actually  HRs.

But a writer named Bill Williamson ( I think) sure tried to clear it up about 17 years ago. He supposedly started out in his research from the premise that Frank Howard was the most powerful hitter of all time. According to a couple of books he wrote on the subject, his research showed that Howard did not hit the longest home runs, that players like Willie Stargel, Micky Mantle, Hank Greenberg and Ruth all hit longer bombs more consistently. The distance estimates in the books, I think, are a little loose. He has Ruth hitting the longest homer in MLB history in Detroit, not Mantle against the Washington Senators-as if commonly believed.
But his second book on this was more about Ruth and in it, the author made claims that the rules in play at the time combined with the larger sizes of the park back then combined to rob Babe Ruth of a couple of hundred more homers. Again, he's pretty loose with the numbers. But this guy states that Ruth could be credited with a slightly eye opening 104 home runs in the 1921 season (the actual number was 59) I think Ruth's 1921 is considered his best ever and one of the best seasons anyone ever had, even through the steroid era.
Those books were an interesting read. I wouldn't say I came away totally believing that Ruth should actually have about thousand career home runs, but they're part of the overall fascinating subject of baseball and Babe Ruth. I do admit, for no logical reason, that I find it somewhat annoying when someone tries to dismiss a player like Ruth in order to elevate another player.
 
2022-08-22 11:15:28 AM  
Does Pujols have it in him to keep going?

And by "it," I mean his usual steroid supply.
 
2022-08-22 11:52:55 AM  
Huh, I was at the game.  it sucked to see the trash Snakes get their asses kicked, but OTOH, I got to see an HOFer do HOFer things.  it was cool to see the Snakes fan give him an standing ovation after each HR.  gotta recognize greatness.
 
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