On This Day In Baseball History: August 3, 2004

Albert Pujols


St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols hits his 30th homer of the season to become the first player in history to hit 30 homers in his first four Major League seasons. By the end of the season Pujols career total will be 160 trailing only Ralph Kiner who hit 168 in his first four seasons. Pujols would finish 2004 leading the NL in runs with 133 and total bases with 389. He also accumulated 196 hits, 51 doubles, 46 homers, and 123 rbi while batting .331. He was a 2004 NL All-Star, Silver Slugger winner and finished 3rd in the NL MVP voting behind Barry Bonds and Adrian Beltre.


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