Albert Pujols passes Babe Ruth on MLB all-time RBI list with home run

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.

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.

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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.


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