Albert Pujols Has Funny Reaction to Babe Ruth Stat After Sunday's Pitching Performance
Two-way players are all the rage in baseball right now, and the good ones are quickly inking their name in baseball history. Babe Ruth. Shohei Ohtani. Albert Pujols?
After pitching the ninth inning for the St. Louis Cardinals in Sunday's blowout win over the Chicago Cubs, Albert Pujols joined the Great Bambino in historic company.
Usually it's Ohtani we're seeing land on "only Babe Ruth and one other player have achieved this feat" lists, but not today. It obviously takes some serious longevity to join the 600 home run club, which Pujols did back in June of 2017.
Now, Pujols also didn't quite pitch like the Babe. Across six seasons pitching for the Red Sox, Ruth posted a 2.19 ERA. Pujols fared worse than that in one single inning.
Of course, he didn't take those "struggles" too seriously, and had a funny reaction when reporters made the Babe Ruth comparison.
Pujols gave up four runs, including back-to-back home runs, before forcing a groundout to finally end the game.
Pujols won't be converting to a full-time pitcher any time soon, but it's safe to say that getting shelled for an inning doesn't exactly hurt his career legacy either. All in all it was a fun way to end up a satisfying blowout win over a division rival.