October 26, 2020
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 5:18 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 8:00 am The Lightning Rod: Jaguars-Chargers Preview
  • 8:00 am Expressing Silent Voices in the Land of Opportunity
  • 8:00 am 5 Phones that Won’t Break the Bank
  • 8:00 am A Promise Made, A Promise Kept: Lakers Provide City A Much Needed Feeling Of Sanguine
  • 11:32 am The Road Back Home
Story tips, concerns, questions?

Photo from WikiMedia.

By Taylor Ogata, Staff Reporter

The 2020 Major League Baseball regular season felt never-ending for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, even though it was shortened to 60 games from their normal 162-game season. On the bright side however, one of their star players etched his name into the history books.

40-year-old Dominican first baseman and designated hitter Albert Pujols passed legendary outfielder and Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fifth place on the all-time home run leaderboard with his 661st and 662nd career home runs on Sept. 18 against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. 

“I guess it’s a relief because I didn’t wait 100 games to hit it,” Pujols said in his postgame interview. “Last time I waited so long. But you know me. I don’t think about it. I know that God’s time is perfect always.”

Earlier in that week, Pujols tied the “Say Hey Kid” with his 660th homer against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver. The blast broke a 93-plate appearance home run drought for him.

“I prefer myself every time to help my teammates, help this organization win,” Pujols said. “And I don’t want to change it just because I’m chasing to hit one out of the ballpark.”

Pujols hasn’t been as productive as he was in his first 11 major league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, but he has reached several milestones.

“My main thought during all this tonight, because I’ve watched him historically tie and now historically go ahead: It’s too bad that there’s no fans in the stands,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said after the game in which Pujols passed Mays.

Pujols has only averaged 26 home runs per season in the nine he has played for the Angels after he averaged 40 a season with the Cardinals.

He has one year left on the 10-year, $245 million contract he signed after helping St. Louis win the World Series in 2011.

Ahead of Pujols on the all-time home run list is Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), and Alex Rodriguez (696). 

Throughout his career, it seemed unlikely Pujols would join Bonds, Aaron, and Ruth in the 700 home run club, and the odds are really against him now thanks to the drought he was in prior to hitting number 660.

Among other milestones and achievements, Pujols became the ninth player in MLB history to join the 600 home run club with a grand slam at Angel Stadium in 2017, as well as amassing 3,000 career hits a season later.

Last season, Pujols joined Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth as the only recognized players to eclipse 2,000 RBIs. 

He was chosen by the Cardinals in the thirteenth round of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft, but didn’t make his debut until 2001.

In his rookie season, Pujols won the 2001 National League Rookie of the Year award, and later in his career, won three NL MVP awards. 

In addition to winning the World Series with the Cardinals in 2011, Pujols also helped St. Louis win the 2006 World Series. He is also a 10-time all-star. 
Albert Pujols still has some game left in him and could be going into the Hall of Fame after he retires.



Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: