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Fan who caught Albert Pujols’ 500th home run ball returns it to slugger (pics/vid)

Your browser does not support iframes. Albert Pujols became the 26th player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs in his big league career at Nationals Park on Tuesday night, smacking out both No. 499 and No. 500 in the team’s 7-2 win. Fortunately for the Los Angeles Angels slugger, an Angels fan caught […] The post Fan who caught Albert Pujols’ 500th home run ball returns it...
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Albert Pujols Joins The 500 Home Run Club In Style

Los Angeles Angels big man Albert Pujols joined some elite company smashing his 500th career home run off Washington Nationals hurler Taylor Jordan. Pujols crushed the no-doubter sending him to the record books as only the 26th man to ever achieve the historic milestone. Even the slugger’s former team sent out a congratulatory tweet to recognize the achievement. The St. Louis...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fan gives Pujols’ 500th career home run ball back

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Angels fan Tom Sherrill caught Albert Pujols’s 500th career home run Tuesday night and will give the Angeles slugger the milestone ball back. Pujols became the 26th player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs. Sherrill, a 29-year-old staff sergeant in the Air Force, told Angels broadcasters Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza on Fox...
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WATCH: Albert Pujols hits 500th career home run

getty images Albert Pujols became the third youngest player to reach the 500 home run milestone when he hit a home run on Tuesday night. Pujols hit career home runs 499 and 500 off of Taylor Jordan in Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Your browser does not support iframes. Only Alex Rodriguez and Jimmie Foxx got to 500 sooner than Pujols, who is 34 years and 96 days...
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Bittersweet: Cardinals Nation reacts after Pujols jacks No. 500

Cardinals fans still have feelings for Albert Pujols. The kinds of feelings, however, remain very much mixed. Pujols cracked his 500th career home run Monday night in Washington, his second blast of the evening. Of those 500, 445 came while wearing the Birds on a Bat, a number that would have put him 38th on the all-time homers list alone. After Albert became the 26th player to reach...
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Hello 500! Albert Pujols joins 500 homer club

He did it! Albert Pujols became the 26th member to join the exclusive 500 home run club, hitting his second home run of the day during the Angels' game against the Nationals on Tuesday at Nationals Park. Pujols is the second player to reach the milestone in an Angels uniform. The other was Reggie Jackson. He also became the first player in MLB history to hit No. 499 and No....
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10 things to know: Angels catcher Hank Conger

The Angels have always been a part of Hank Conger. Growing up, he attended plenty of Angles games on his way to becoming the first-round draft pick of the club in 2006 out of nearby Huntington Beach High School. Last season, Conger played in a career high 92 games and hit seven home runs, 13 doubles, and drove in 21 runs in 2013. Here's 10 things you many not know about him:...
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Angels’ Garrett Richards Somehow Throws Wild Pitch To Himself (Video)

The Los Angeles Angels have made the unprecedented move of replacing the backstop at Angel Stadium of Anaheim with a giant pitchback. OK, that’s not true. But it sure seemed that way Monday night, when a wild pitch by Angels right-hander Garrett Richards made its way all the way back to the mound without ever being touched by the catcher. ...
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Garrett Richards fields own airmailed pitch after it caroms off backstop (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Overall, Los Angeles Angeles pitcher Garrett Richards had a great outing on Monday in his start against the Washington Nationals (6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 6 K), but a showdown with Denard Span in the bottom of the fourth inning spiraled out of control, becoming a comedy of […] The post Garrett Richards fields own airmailed pitch after it caroms...
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Garrett Richards' pitch hits backstop, bounces right to him

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards threw a high pitch that hit the back wall and came right back to him without the catcher touching it during Monday night's game in Washington.In the bottom of the fourth, Richards threw a high pitch to Nationals batter Denard Span that went over the glove of catcher Chris Iannetta into the backstop...
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Man dresses as Iron Man tries to get in Mike Trout's head

Iron Man — who was seated just behind home plate for Sunday's Angels-Tigers game — made sure to give the slumping Mike Trout some hitting advice before his at-bat in the top of the 8th in a tight, 2-1 contest.No, it wasn't baseball's version of Iron Man, Cal Ripken — or even Tony Stark — but some Tigers fan dressed in a cloth version of the superhero's exoskeleton...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Mike Trout let 'Iron Man' get into his head? (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout grounded out in the eighth inning of Sunday's game in Detroit after a fan dressed in an Iron Man costume gave him some trash talk while he warmed up in the on-deck circle.Not sure of the significance of the Iron Man costume, or what he said to Trout. However, if "Iron Man" was trying to get...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols’ 500th home run will be an achievement worthy of our attention

If you learned to love baseball in the 1980′s and early 1990′s such as myself, than you’ll remember the days when 35 home runs was enough to lead either league, and that the 54 homers hit by Cecil Fielder in 1991 was a very big deal. Regardless of who’s at fault, the days of low-numbered, long-ball champions are gone, and because of the PED-era, nobody will ever approach...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Top 10 Prospects

The Los Angeles Angels have one of the worst farm systems in baseball. None of the prospects on this list project as All-Stars or even good Major League players. Cowart, Lindsey, and Cron have the potential to become solid regulars. The pitchers on this list all have high ceilings, but are very raw. Given the state of the Angels’ payroll and farm system, it is imperative that the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels reliever Joe Smith takes injury of Kole Calhoun tough

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- At this point, you could take your pick. Which member of the Angels bullpen would be the next to relinquish a lead? You could go down the list. By the numbers, it certainly was not to be Joe Smith. In an ineffective bullpen, he was an effective one. In six appearances, he allowed just three hits, eight strikeouts, no walks, and a 0.00 ERA. Yet, on Tuesday night...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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