Albert Pujols Hits His 700th Career Home Run, Joining Barry Bonds, Henry Aaron and Babe Ruth

From a Wall Street Journal story by Tim Brown headlined “Albert Pujols Hits His 700th Career Home Run”:

Albert Pujols hit the 700th home run of his career Friday night, becoming the fourth player in major league history—and the first from the Dominican Republic—to reach that mark, joining Barry Bonds, Henry Aaron and Babe Ruth.

In the fourth inning, with many at Dodger Stadium standing, a sea of blue dotted with St. Louis Cardinals red, Pujols homered into the left field bleachers against Dodgers reliever Phil Bickford. He spread his arms wide as he rounded first base, and as the fans stood and cheered the accomplishment as though he were one of their own. Pujols played five months for the Dodgers last season, when he became known as Tio Albert.