History Watch: Albert Pujols joins 700 homer club, Aaron Judge stuck at 60

A look at former Fresno State star Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals, who previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels, as the two approach major home run milestones:


  • Season HR Total: 60
  • Wednesday’s Game: Doubled twice but didn’t homer in a 14-2 win over Pittsburgh.
  • Thursday’s Matchup: The Yankees host the rival Red Sox at 7:15 p.m. ET on Fox.
  • Current HR Pace: Judge is on pace to hit 65.7 home runs this season.
  • Next HR: Judge’s next home run would tie him with Roger Maris for the AL record. Maris hit 61 for the Yankees in 1961.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees rounds first base after he hit a double in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Phot


  • Career HR Total: 700
  • Friday: The future first-ballot hall-of-famer slugged No. 699 and 700 against the Dodgers in Los Anglees.

Dodgers fans got a chance to witness history Friday as Pujols reached the elite milestone. He joins Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) as the only hitters to join the 700 club.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinalslooks on at bat during the sixth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on September 22, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Get