Albert Pujols Sep 4, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pinch hitter Albert Pujols (5) receives a curtain call after hitting a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports

Even if St. Louis Cardinals star slugger Albert Pujols didn’t hit another home run in his career, he’d still go down as one of the greatest home run hitters in Major League Baseball history. But Pujols isn’t done chasing history just yet, adding another home run to his impressive tally and bringing him one step closer to history.

On Sunday night, Pujols smacked a deep line drive into left field for a home run. The two-run homer gave St. Louis a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, proving to be the eventual game-winning RBI. However, it was also the 695th homer of Pujols’ MLB career – bringing him within one home run of Alex Rodriguez’s career total.

Not only was it a massive and monumental home run, but it also came in a big moment. And the MLB world had plenty to say about it.

With his 695th home run, Pujols trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the all-time home run list. He’ll need just one more homer to tie Rodriguez and five more to become just the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 700 home runs in his career.

Pujols still has 28 games to reach either milestone. If he’s going to reach 700 home runs, he’ll need to hit a homer about once every five games.