Thank you Albert Pujols
Thank you Albert for 22 years of pure enjoyment for the fans worldwide watching you play.
Thank you Albert for being an ambassador and true gentleman to the game of baseball.
Thank you Albert for the 3 World Series you played In and winning 2.
Thank you Albert for the 11 All-Star games you played in.
Thank you Albert for winning the 2001 NL Rookie of the Year, 2003 NL Batting Title, 2003 NL Hank Aaron Award, 2003 MLB Player of the Year, 2004 NL NCLS MLP, 2005 NL MVP, 2008 MLB Player of the Year, 2008 NL MVP, 2008 Roberto Clemente Award, 2009 NL Hank Aaron Award, 2009 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, 2009 MLB Player of the Year, 2009 NL MVP, 2 Gold Glove Awards, and 6 Silver Slugger awards in addition to the numerous monthly awards during your career.
Thank you Albert for bringing tremendous joy to two forever Dodger fans, my daughter and me for hitting Home Runs number 699 and 700 last night in Los Angeles. It did not matter that the Dodgers lost 11-0 last night. We were Albert Pujols fans last night rooting for you.
Thank you Albert for making me a 60 year old feel like he was 10 last night and remembering the days when my father would take me to Dodger Stadium. I was not there last night but my heart was. Seeing you smile when you were rounding the bases after hitting number 700 brought tears to my eyes.
Thank you Albert.
History Tonight at Yankee Stadium
As I am walking my dog Frankie this morning on our early morning walk, I am watching highlights of last nights Yankee Game. Aaron Judge hits his 60th home run of the season on a 3-1 fastball right down the middle. This ties Babe Ruth for second on the single season mark for home runs. Judge needs one more to tie Roger Maris for the record of 61 and two more to break the record.
Maris hit 61 home runs In 154 games in 1961 (the old regular season games played). The 2022 Yankees have played 147 games this year with Judge playing in 143 of them so he is well on his way to break the record in the same amount of games or less.
The Yankees won last night keeping a 5.5 game lead over the Blue Jays,, on a walk-off grand slam by Giancarlo Stanton. Tonight the Yankees play the Pirates in the second game of their two game series at Yankee Stadium. Will we see history tonight?
Not only Is Judge one home run away from tying the Yankee single season record, as of the moment he is leading the American League on his way to the Triple Crown with 60 Home Runs, 128 RBIs, and a batting average of .316.
Yankee fans it is not to late to grab your seats for tonights game against the Pirates to potentially watch history.
The Pennant Drive is Heating Up
With two weeks left in the regular season only two teams, the NL West Los Angeles Dodgers, and the AL West Houston Astros, have clinched their divisions.
In the national league the NL East has the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves battling for the first place. The NL Central looks like a lock for the St Louis Cardinals who is leading the Milwaukee Brewers by 8.5 games with 14 games to play.
This year the league has added a third wild card team. The current battle in the National League has the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, and Philadelphia Phillies currently in with the Milwaukee Brewers only 2.5 games back. Here are the current standings.
In the American League the AL West Houston Astros clinched the division. The AL East leading New York Yankees are currently 5.5 games up on the Toronto Blue Jays and the AL Central leading Cleveland Guardians are 4 games up on the Chicago White Sox.
The battle for the wild card teams in the AL include the current 3 teams Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Seattle Mariners in and 5 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles.
This will be an exciting two weeks leading up to the Playoffs and World Series.
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Aaron Judge on pace to win Triple Crown
It has been 10 years since we have had a MLB Triple Crown winner, Miguel Cabrera winning it in 2012. We are on pace to see a triple crown winner this year.
Aaron Judge as of today Is leading the American League in Home Runs with 59, RBI's with 127, and currently batting .316 tied with Xander Bogaerts of the Boston Red Sox for second behind of Luis Arraez of the Minnesota Twins, leading the AL in hitting at .327.
With 16 games left In the regular season and the Yankees In the heat of a pennant race, Judge needs 2 more home runs to tie Roger Maris for the all time Yankee season record.
This will be an exciting two weeks for Yankee fans.