Friday June 12th, 2015

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit career home run No. 537 on Thursday night, passing Mickey Mantle for sole possession of 16th on the all-time home run list.

Pujols had tied Mantle on Tuesday night with home run No. 536.

No. 537 came during the seventh inning of Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Pujols homered to left off a pitch from Preston Guilmet.

It was Pujols' ninth home run in his last 13 games. He has 17 on the season to go along with a .267 average and 32 RBIs.

The Angels went on to defeat the Rays 6–2 on Thursday.

You can watch Pujols' historic home run below. Next on the home run list is Mike Schmidt, who finished his career with 548.

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- Molly Geary

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