Angels' Albert Pujols heads to top of another page in baseball's record book


The Angels staged a lovely ceremony for Albert Pujols over the weekend, commemorating his 600th home run with a celebration highlighted when the fan that caught the milestone ball threw the first pitch — and Pujols caught it.

Pujols ranks ninth on the all-time list in home runs; he could become the fourth player in the 700 club by the end of his distinguished career. The three-time MVP and 10-time All-Star also ranks in the top 12 in runs batted in, doubles and extra-base hits.

Play that long and that well, and you’ll climb some charts you might not celebrate so heartily.

Pujols is about to become the all-time leader in grounding into double plays.



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