Major leaguer hits 703 home runs

Adelyn Harvey, Sports editor

Albert Pujols smacked his 703rd home run and surpasses Babe Ruth in RBIs as his final season comes to an end. He now has 2,216 RBIs.
When Pujols moved to the United States, he impressed major league scouts at the high school and collegiate levels.
Eventually, he was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 1999 draft.
However, he did not join the minor leagues until the 2000 season.
He impressed the Cardinals and earned a spot on their team in 2001 on the opening-day roster.
Starting off his major league career, he played his way into the lineup.
He had a .329 batting average, 37 home runs, and 131 RBIs his first season on the Cardinals.
He received the National League Rookie of the Year award.
Pujols continued with impressive offensive numbers and received the 2002 and 2003 MVP awards.
He collected a number of other awards throughout his years.
In 2006 his batting average was even better than the past year.
His statistics were a .331 batting average, 49 home runs, and 137 RBI all in just one season.
Pujols explained to many reporters that if people know their talent, then they should work harder because hard work always pays off.
Pujols continued to work hard and as time went by he gained more awards and even better stats.
This year he joined Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth in 700 home runs.
He hit his 700th home run off Astros’ closer Brad Lidge in game five of the season.
In this game, the Cards were losing 4-2. He hit a home run and scored two others to put the Cards in the lead.
As the baseball season continues, Pujols is expected to be neck and neck with Babe Ruth for the second most RBIs.
This is supposed to be Pujols’ last season but based on all of his accomplishments in just this year, hopefully, he will return.
Pujols is one of the most well-known baseball players in history and continues to amaze them.