Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his 500th career home run Tuesday night in Washington when he connected off Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan and it barely registered on the national consciousness. Pujols’ feat didn’t make the front sports page of many newspapers, and received modest television attention. Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse, who was a teammate of Pujols with the St. Louis Cardinals, found that odd. Pujols became the 11th slugger to join the 500 Home Run Club since 1999, when just 15 players had reached the milestone.
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