In Week-6 of the 2019 season, Albert Pujols becomes only the third MLB player ever to accomplish this feat. We discuss this and more in Episode #92 of WTTSPod.
When Albert Pujols drilled a home run into the left-field seats in Comerica Park on May 9th, he became only the third MLB player in the history of baseball ever to reach the 2000 RBI milestone. Not only that, but he also became only the third player ever to have 3000 or more hits, 600 or more home runs, and 2000 or more RBIs.
You’d think that this type of history would garner a pursuit for the infamous baseball the likes baseball has rarely ever seen. However, instead, one lucky young man became something of a persona non grata.
After alleging that Detroit Tigers personnel mistreated him, Tigers fan Ely Hydes refused to turn over the ball and instead walked away with an unauthenticated baseball.
To Albert Pujols’ credit, he wasn’t bothered by the fan’s choice to keep the baseball, saying,
“I don’t play this game so I can pay fans so they can give me, you know… He can have that piece of history, its for the fans that we play for too. He has the right to keep it, the ball went in the stands so I would never fight anybody to give anything back”
Since the whole incident took place, however, Hydes has decided that he doesn’t want to keep the ball. Instead, he tells Tony Paul of The Detroit News, “I reconsidered. One-hundred percent, I’m either going to give it to Pujols or to the Hall of Fame.”
Episode #92 Contents:
- (00:00) Intro – Fantasy Baseball matchup: CT vs Manny
- (02:19) Game of Thrones: Season 8 episode 5 recap
- (12:57) Albert Pujols gets 2000th RBI; is he a unanimous Hall of Famer?
- (29:31) Does Tampa Bay deserve the Rays? – Yankees talk
- (39:31) Red Sox talk
- (46:22) MLB Beef: Madison Bumgarner vs Yasiel Puig
- (55:21) Derek Holland’s fake injury claim – true or false?
- (01:00:21) Mike Fiers throws 2nd career no hitter – 300th in MLB history
- (01:09:49) Players of the week