The newest addition to
The number will change with every home run
The celebrated club is one of the most exclusive in baseball history. Home runs represent the most glamorous statistic in the game, and Pujols would be the 26th man to join the club.
Of the first 25, all but nine are in the Hall of Fame. That nine-man group consists of players not yet eligible for election and/or players linked to the use of performance-enhancing substances.
The first four men on the list — Barry Bonds,
Pujols never has hit fewer than 30 home runs in a full season. If he hits 30 this season, he would pass such luminaries as Willie McCovey, Frank Thomas,
Although 500 home runs represents the most notable milestone Pujols could reach this season, it is not the only one. He passed 1,500 runs batted in last week and ranks 52nd, just behind Mickey Mantle. He needs 22 doubles for 550, which would rank 26th, just behind Jeff Kent and Eddie Murray.
The milestone watch is in full effect in New York, where
Jeter also needs 71 runs to finish his career ranking eighth in runs scored, behind Rickey Henderson, Cobb, Bonds, Aaron, Ruth, Rose and Mays.