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Albert Pujols Passes Babe Ruth on All-Time Hits List

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 1, 2017

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 30:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels hits his 599th homerun for his career with two men on base to take a 3-2 lead over the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 30, 2017 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols passed Babe Ruth on Major League Baseball's all-time hits list with a single in the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves.

Pujols now has 2,874 hits for his career and sits at No. 44 overall on the prestigious list.

Pujols is primed to continue his ascent up the hits leaderboard in the coming days and weeks, and he should break into the top 40 in no time.

As things stand, Pujols is two hits behind Mel Ott for 43rd all-time, three hits back of Omar Vizquel in 42nd place and six back of Frankie Frisch for No. 41.

Once Pujols passes Zack Wheat with 2,884 hits, he'll officially be wedged inside that exclusive group.

Pujols is also primed to make even more history soon when he cracks the 600th home run of his career.

Currently stuck on No. 599, Pujols will join Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Ruth, Alex Rodriguez, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr., Jim Thome and Sammy Sosa as the only players in MLB history to reach that plateau.

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