"He can keep it": Albert Pujols OK with fan keeping milestone ball
Posted: 7:00 PM, May 09, 2019
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MAY 09: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates his third inning solo home run to reach 2000 career RBI's with Kole Calhoun #56 while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on May 09, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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.
HUMBLE Albert Pujols reacting to his BIG 2000th RBI and todays WIN in Detroit!