St. Louis Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols continues to put his name among the greatest players in the sport's history. In Game 3 of the World Series he joined another exclusive club. With base hits in consecutive at-bats, Pujols tied the record for most hits in back-to-back at-bats with two.
"You can't say enough about Albert Pujols," said Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa. "Two hits in consecutive at-bats in the World Series? It's select company. There can't be more than 900 or so players who have done that. And when you consider there are more than 7 billion people in the world? Exclusive."
The Elias Sports Bureau did not report the exact number of players who have had back-to-back hits in the World Series — "this is even too stupid and boring for us to research, which is a new first," said a spokesman — but did confirm that Pujols tied the record. "Of course, dumbass," said the Elias spokesman. "How could anyone do better?"
The record is just the latest mark to be tied by Pujols. Recently he matched the record for fewest number of balls to draw a walk, with four, and longest distance run after hitting a home run, at 360-feet.
"No one runs farther than Albert Pujols after a home run," said LaRussa. "It's amazing to watch."
The Cardinal great says he is humbled to set so many records.
"To be mentioned in the same breath as guys like J.D. Drew, Juan Uribe and Alex Rodriguez … well, it's humbling," said Pujos. "I am truly humbled to be compared to them."