Pujols passes Beltre for most hits by foreign-born MLB player
Albert Pujols added another notable accomplishment to his ever-growing presence in MLB’s record books on Wednesday.
After collecting his 3,167th career hit, Pujols, 39, set a new MLB record for most career hits by a foreign-born player.
With 3,167 hits, @PujolsFive now has the most hits by a foreign-born player in @MLB history, surpassing Adrián Beltré’s record. pic.twitter.com/BZ0LhFk7Y7
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 15, 2019
Pujols passed Adrian Beltre’s previous record of 3,166 hits during the bottom of the fourth inning against Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Chris Archer, slapping a single through the right side of the infield.
Beltre held the previous record since June 2018.
On top of his now-record career-hits total, the rest of the future Hall of Fame slugger’s career statistics are eye-popping: .300 average, 651 home runs (fifth all-time), 2,049 RBIs (also fifth all-time), three MVP awards and two World Series to boot.