"He can keep it": Albert Pujols OK with fan keeping milestone ball

Posted: 7:00 PM, May 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-11 17:55:28-04
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DETROIT (WXYZ) — Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols insisted he was OK with a fan keeping the home run ball that marked his 2,000th career RBI.

Pujols reached the milestone on a solo home run in the 3rd inning of the Angels' 13-0 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

"The guy is having a hard time giving it back, but he can keep it, I guess," Pujols said in a postgame interview with FOX Sports West. "It's great memories for him. We play this game for the fans, and it's a piece of history he's gonna have for the rest of his life.