Albert Pujols Hit Tracker: Slugger Reaches 3,000

Pujols, a future Hall of Famer, has become the 32nd player to join the 3,000 hit club.
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Albert Pujols has achieved history.

In his chase for 3,000 hits on Friday evening, he went 2 for 4 against the Mariners to reach the historic milestone. Pujols got there on his first hit of the night, a single to right field in the fifth inning. He later added a two-run single in the ninth.

Only 31 players have reached the 3,000 hit mark in MLB history and just three other players have hit at least 3,000 hits and 600 home runs.

Pujols joins Ichiro Suzuki (3,089) and Adrian Beltre (3,075) as the only active players with over 3,000 hits.

Pujols spent the majority of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals before joining the Angels in 2012. The 10-time All-Star has won two World Series titles and is widely regarded as one of the best hitters of his generation.