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[TV서울=변윤수 기자] After retirement, Albert Pujols (42, St. Louis Cardinals), who made a reservation for the induction of the Baseball America Hall of Fame, hit his 702nd home run after his retirement ceremony and said goodbye to the fans.
Pujols hit a solo home run in the middle of the month that tied the score 4-4 in the third inning in a home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Bush Stadium in St. Louis. Louis, Missouri, USA on the 3rd (Korea time) .
With his 702 career home run and the fourth in history to surpass 700 homers, Pujols narrowed the gap with Babe Ruth (714) for third to 12.
Before this game, the St. Louis club held a retirement ceremony for Pujols and catcher Yadier Molina, who will retire at the end of the year, considering their last home game of the season. Pujols ends his 22-year career and Molina’s 19-year major league career.
St. Louis, who has already clinched first place in the National League Central and advanced to the postseason, will finish the regular season with a road game against Pittsburgh on the 4th and 6th.
This was the last regular season game for the three Musketeers, Pujols, Molina, and Wainwright, who had supported the heyday of St.
The 46,680 fans who filled the stadium greeted the historic heroes with an enthusiastic standing ovation as the three took to the field.
Unlike the two players who have already announced their retirement, Wainwright will decide where to go after the season.
St. Louis manager Oliver Mamol gave the fans lasting memories by hitting Pujols 3 times and playing first base in the last home game. No. 3 was Pujols’ regular batting order throughout his life, and first base was his stronghold.
Pujols hit 505 homers in the third batting order and 484 homers at first base.
Pujols scored 2,214 RBI in his career by adding three RBIs, including the two RBIs he brought up with a recognized double that day, and climbed into a joint second place with Babe Ruth in this category according to the Baseball Reference, ranking baseball statistics.
Wainwright and Molina will work together as starting pitcher and catcher for the 328th career, further increasing the record in this department and entering the background of history.