MLB 700-home run club: Where Albert Pujols will rank on baseball's all-time career HR list

MLB 700-home run club: Where Albert Pujols will rank on baseball's all-time career HR list

Baseball is lucky to have seen two home run chases happening in 2022. Not only is Aaron Judge looking to become the first player since 2001 to hit 60 home runs in a year, but Albert Pujols has become the fourth player in MLB history to hit 700 homers in a career.

To close the net a little tighter, Pujols joined Hank Aaron as the only players to have 700 home runs and 3,000 hits, not to mention the only members of the 700 club to not have a 50-home run season in their careers.

Pujols is already fourth all time on the MLB home run list, having passed Alex Rodriguez’s 696 career homers on Sept. 11.

Given Pujols is retiring after this season, fourth will be where he ends up at the end of his career, as he won’t be catching Babe Ruth’s 714 before the year is out.

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Which MLB players have hit 700 home runs? 

Just four players have hit 700 career home runs.

Barry Bonds became the all-time home run leader in his final year in 2007, hitting No. 756 on Aug. 7 against Michael Bacsik. He would finish with 762 homers, seven ahead of Aaron.

Before Aaron shattered his record, Babe Ruth was the lone member of the 700 club with 714 career homers.

Player Home runs
Barry Bonds 762
Hank Aaron 755
Babe Ruth 714
Albert Pujols 700
Alex Rodriguez 696

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Pujols hit Nos. 699 and 700 on Sept. 23 against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. He took Andrew Heaney and Phil Bickford deep in consecutive at-bats to reach the milestone.

Pujols has become one of MLB’s most prolific platoon hitters in the second half of the 2022 season. He has 14 home runs since the All-Star break and an OPS of over 1.000. He has joined the hallowed 700-homer club as the Cardinals close out their season.