Why isn’t Albert Pujols’ chase for 600 exciting?

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Fun factoid about Albert Pujols‘ first career home run on April 6, 2001, off Armando Reynoso: He played right field that day.

I love the cycle of baseball. A couple weeks after that first home run, Pujols homered off John Franco, who began his career in 1984 as a teammate on the Cincinnati Reds of player-manager Pete Rose, who began his career in 1963. Pujols has homered off 386 different pitchers, including five Hall of Famers. He has hit 13 grand slams, 15 homers in extra innings, has four three-homer games (plus another in the World Series) and once did this to Brad Lidge:

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