Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols got his 3,000 hit on Friday and became the fourth player to accomplish the milestone while also hitting 600 home runs.
Pujols reached the milestone in the fifth inning when he singled to right field. The Angels ended up winning the game 5-0 over the Seattle Mariners.
Later on that game, he got another hit, allowing him to pass Roberto Clemente for 31st on baseball’s career hist list.
Moments like these are always great with FAMILY! #Pujols3000 #HaloHugs pic.twitter.com/1mmQbYmzMq
— Angels (@Angels) May 5, 2018
Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez were the first three players to achieve 3,000 hits and 600 home runs.
Hank Aaron. Willie Mays. Alex Rodriguez. Albert Pujols. pic.twitter.com/s7a4Hzlc9W
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 5, 2018
Pujols is the 32nd player to achieve 3,000 hits and is the ninth player to hit 600 home runs.
He’s the fourth player in four seasons to reach 3,000 hits — Rodriguez in 2015, Ichiro Suzuki in 2016, and Adrian Beltre in 2017.
The players who are closest to reaching the 3,000 mark are Miguel Cabrera (2,666), Robinson Cano (2,409), and Jose Reyes (2,100).
He is also only the second Dominican born MLB player to reach 3,000 hits, the first being Beltre.