No. 5 is now No. 5 all time in one of MLB’s main offensive categories, and he moved past the Bambino to get there.
Albert Pujols recorded his 1,993rd career run batted in Saturday with a solo home run for the Angels against the Mariners. The blast – No. 636 in his career – pushed Pujols one RBI ahead of Babe Ruth, who is credited with 1,992 by the Elias Sports Bureau.
Pujols rides that fastball all the way OUTTA HERE ?
Albert Pujols passes Babe Ruth for career RBIs and now sits right behind Lou Gehrig on the all-time list with 1,993 RBIs. pic.twitter.com/1YtQEZsFuj
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Elias only recognizes the runs Ruth drove in beginning in 1920 when RBI became an official statistic. Ruth compiled 224 RBIs from 1914-19, according to Baseball Reference.
Pujols tied the Babe earlier Saturday with a run-scoring double, driving in Andrelton Simmons.
Pujols will move into fourth place, past Lou Gehrig, with two more RBIs.