Albert Pujols passes Williams, McCovey, Thomas on all-time home run list

Baseball With one swing Sunday afternoon, Albert Pujols passed not one, not two, but three Hall of Fame players on baseball's all-time home run list.The Angels slugger smacked a first-inning home run off Royals ace Yordano Ventura for his second home run of 2015 and career home run No. 522. In the process, Pujols broke a four-way tie on the all-time home run list. His 521nd career homer last Wednesday had left him tied with Willie McCovey, Frank Thomas and Ted Williams, all of whom are enshrined in Cooperstown. MORE: Angels, Hamilton in 'contentious' situation | Axford on family leave | Springer's remarkable catchThe 35-year-old Pujols' next target is another Hall of Famer, Jimmie Foxx, who pounded 534

home runs during his career. If Pujols can match his 28 home runs of a year ago, he would pass Yankees great Mickey Mantle (536 career home runs) and tie Phillies legend Mike Schmidt for 15th on the list with 548 homers.

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