Reaction to Albert Pujols' 500th home run

Patrick Smith

Twitter, as expected, provided us with great stuff after Pujols reached the 500-homer milestone.

Albert Pujols became the 26th player in major league history to reach 500 home runs, but not many of the other 25 did so in the Twitter era, especially as it exists today. As such, instant reaction like we have never seen in this context was readily available. Looks like history was made twice on Tuesday!

First, a pair of baseball writers provided interesting nuggets of information surrounding the milestone blast:

A few current and former players, including an ex-teammate of Pujols' chimed in as well:

A pair of Albert's current teammates, both of whom are on the disabled list, sent congratulatory messages:

After the game, photos of the two home run balls -- both of which were returned to Pujols -- made their way onto Twitter:

Finally, the man himself offered his thanks to the fans:

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