Watch: Albert Pujols just hit home run No. 500
Pujols hit a three run homer in the first inning to give the Angles a 3-0 lead. When he returned to bat in the fifth inning, he made history. Oh, and now leads Mark Trumbo for most home runs so far this season.
Here's video of Albert Pujols' 500th home run, courtesy MLB.com.
Only 25 players in Major League Baseball history have hit 500 home runs. Pujols becomes the 26th. Wikipedia has a complete list of MLB players who have hit 500 home runs.
Of the players in the 500 home run club, no one has ever hit No. 499 and 500 in the same game -- until Pujols did so tonight. Congratulations to Pujols and the Angels, but that is a sorry historical footnote for Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan.