Saturday, August 22, 2015

Albert Pujol's 551st HR

While visiting Kansas City recently, I had the opportunity to attend 3 Royals games at Kauffman Stadium.  I was barely able to find reasonably-tickets to the August 15th event, which featured a Retro Powder Blue Jersey giveaway and a Hall-of-Fame induction ceremony Royals favorite, Mike Sweeney.  The Los Angeles Angels were in town for the third game of a four-game series, which was tied up one game a piece.  

In the top of the 2nd inning, Albert Pujols hit a solo shot against newly acquired Royals pitcher, Johnny Cueto, with no outs.  At only 35 years old, Pujols still potentially has a few years left in him, but it's not often that I am able to see the Angels play live these days.  The Homerun was his 31st of the season and the 551st of his career, which is 3 more than Mike Schmidt, 4 less than Manny Ramirez, and 12 less than Reggie Jackson.  Pujols is currently ranked 15th on the all-time homerun list, and will probably end the season with his highest total since 2010.  

Here's my leftover ticket stub from the game.  I was actually able to sit much closer to the action just a few rows from the front and a little past 3rd base.

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