Albert Pujols reaches 700: Best memes and tweets from insomniacs

St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols hit his 699th and 700th home runs in Los Angeles on Friday night, receiving a standing ovation from Dodgers fans and Twitter.

Albert Pujols is in the 700 club.

The Cardinals star made a welcome return to Dodgers Stadium on Friday night and gave his love to Dodgers fans for reinvigorating his love of baseball.

Then he thrilled them by hitting his 699th and 700th career home runs.

Albert Pujols hits 700: Best memes and tweets from insomniacs

The night started with Pujols two away, so the celebration when he hit No. 699 was pretty huge. Cardinals fans loved it. Dodgers fans loved it. Baseball fans loved it.

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With No. 699 out of the way, fans waited eagerly for No. 700.

Well Marc, time to deliver on that one because Pujols did it. The wait for No. 700 was practically nothing. On his next at-bat, Pujols went yard.

Pujols’ place in the Hall of Fame was already set. Getting to 700 career home runs just solidifies his legacy as one of the greatest of all time. He sits fourth all-time in home runs behind only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.

He was an MVP-level player in St. Louis for a decade before signing with the Angels. However, his decade in Los Angeles wasn’t particularly fruitful until he swapped Angels red for Dodgers blue. His 2021 showing was resurgent and put him on track to return to St. Louis for a final season in MLB with his productivity vastly improved. So it was fitting for Pujols to hit this mark in Dodgers Stadium.

The only more fitting place would have been St. Louis. Despite his age, Pujols has been a hot hitter in the second half of the season. Getting to 700 once seemed unlikely. Pujols made it look easy instead.

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