How Pujols changed the world

What happened? With one magical swing, Albert Pujols brought the dead back to life, writes Jayson Stark.

Originally Published: October 17, 2005
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- As the baseball soared through the electrified night, you almost wanted the world to stop spinning -- just for a moment -- so you could digest what was unfolding before your eyes.

It was only one swing of Albert Pujols' bat. It was only one baseball, heading for history. It was only one moment in the life of two franchises.

But it was a swing, a baseball, a moment that seemed to change the world.

In an instant, in one click of a camera ...

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