Pujols Hits 600-HR Milestone in Grand Fashion – Albert Pujols has built a legacy, an empire, on an innate ability to maintain singular focus, never allowing the pomp and the circumstance of a moment to infiltrate his concentration. But 600 got to him. The days were stacking up, the homestand was coming to an end, and Pujols wanted so badly to crank his 600th career home run at Angel Stadium that the pressure admittedly affected his swing. Pujols’ wife, Deidre, felt compelled to send him a text in the middle of a game.She told him to stay back. So, he did, and turned a hanging slider into the grand slam that went for his 600th career home run. Pujols became the ninth member of the 600-home-run club, joining Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Alex Rodriguez (696), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630), Jim Thome (612) and Sammy Sosa (609). At 37 years and 138 days old, he is the fourth-youngest member of the club, trailing only A-Rod, Ruth and Aaron.