Albert Pujols' 500 chase had no buzz

Mystique of 500 HRs has faded due to the changing nature of baseball milestones

Originally Published: April 23, 2014
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

With two majestic swings against Washington's Taylor Jordan on Tuesday night, Albert Pujols became the 26th player in baseball history to hit 500 home runs in his career. As a nine-time All-Star, a three-time MVP and one of the greatest right-handed hitters in history, he's a worthy addition to a fraternity that includes the likes of Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson and Ted Williams.

Who'll be No. 27 on the list? Bill James, the definitive authority on the subject, gives ...

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