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Albert Pujols Road to 3K Hits

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#1 Vanimal46

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 11:52 AM

Currently at 2,999! Maybe this is just me, but this isn't discussed enough. Or maybe I'm not paying attention. Either way, what an amazing career he's had.

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 12:57 PM

IMO, he was probably the most fearsome hitter of his era.Maybe I'm forgetting someone, but nobody would've made me more nervous to face in a clutch situation as a pitcher.

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 01:02 PM

He has been such a fun player to watch.From what I have heard and read is a great person in the community as well. 


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:01 AM

Congratulations to Mr. Pujols for joining the exclusive 3k hit club last night!
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

4th guy with 3K or more hits and 600 or more HR.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 02:54 PM

 

IMO, he was probably the most fearsome hitter of his era.Maybe I'm forgetting someone, but nobody would've made me more nervous to face in a clutch situation as a pitcher.

Upon coming up as a 21 yr old, his first 10 yrs of OPS, never with fewer than 641 PAs:

 

1.013

.955

1.106

1.072

1.039

1.102

.997

1.114

1.101

1.011

 

A literal machine.

 

 

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 03:45 PM

Without doing actual research, I feel comfortable calling Pujols a top 15 hitter all time. At least during that 10 year peak that Chief posted.

Congrats to him for achieving the 3k his milestone.
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:49 PM

Upon coming up as a 21 yr old, his first 10 yrs of OPS, never with fewer than 641 PAs:
 
1.013
.955
1.106
1.072
1.039
1.102
.997
1.114
1.101
1.011
 
A literal machine.


Thatsjust absurd.
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:23 PM

He'll finish somewhere in the top 10 in doubles as well.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:30 AM

 

He'll finish somewhere in the top 10 in doubles as well.

 

Pujols is at #9 all-time right now in doubles with 626 (Molitor is also in the 600 club @ 605- 15 players all-time with 600+ doubles, 9 players all-time with 600+ HRs).

 

Amazingly, only 3 players all-time with 3000 hits, 600 HR + 2B. Aaron, Bonds and Pujols. Only 2 of whom with all of the above, plus career .300+ BA, that being Aaron and Pujols).

 

As close to automatic first ballot HOFer as anybody in the last 30 years.

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