Jul 27, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols (5) hits a three run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Even at 42 years old, Albert Pujols is still capable of crushing impressive dingers.

Pujols cranked his 686th career dinger in the St. Louis Cardinals‘ game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night (with a couple of Cardinals superstars absent due to being unvaccinated).

This one looked like the Pujols that was a three-time NL MVP in the 2000s. Check out the 439-foot blast:

That’s the longest homer hit by a player 42 or older in the Statcast era (since 2015).

And Pujols becomes the oldest player to hit a home run at Rogers Centre.

Pujols has only hit one home run farther than the 439-foot shot over the last five years (446 feet in 2021), according to Statcast.

He also scored his 1,890th run, moving ahead of Lou Gehrig for 11th in MLB history.

It was a huge overall night at the plate for Pujols, who went 3-for-4 with the homer, a double and single, and three runs driven in. He also got a standing ovation from fans in Toronto ahead of his first plate appearance.

The fans at Rogers Centre likely didn’t enjoy Pujols as much the rest of the night. His performance played a huge part in the Cardinals’ 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays.

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