How close is Albert Pujols to hitting 700 home runs?

One of baseball's all-time greats, Albert Pujols was a force at the plate who won two World Series championships and three MVP honors.

At this point in his remarkable career, he is about to add a rare award to his list of accomplishments.

Pujols needs just two more home runs to join Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Barry Bonds as the club's fourth member and the only player to hit 700 home runs. With his return to the St. Louis Cardinals for what he claims would be his final season, Pujols has experienced something of a late-career rebirth, having his finest offensive season in more than a decade. In just 94 games, he has hit.265/.338/.530 and slugged 19 home runs. There's a fair chance he could even surpass Ruth for third place on the list of all-time home runs if he chooses to play for one more season.

But one dinger at a time. We'll monitor Pujols' pursuit of the 700-game plateau right here.

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list of all-time home runs
762 Barry Bonds
755 Hank Aaron
714 Babe Ruth
698 Albert Pujols
: 696 Alex Rodriguez