Wednesday, February 1 2023

Albert Pujols is in the midst of a chase toward 700 home runs as his legendary MLB career nears its end. But that doesn’t put him above honoring one fan’s request for a jersey.

During Pujols’ final series at Wrigley Field in Chicago, a young fan named Cooper held a sign asking Pujols to trade jerseys. Video taken from the stands on Wednesday shows Pujols slipping off his Cardinals road jersey and handing it to Cooper from the dugout.

RELATED: Albert Pujols’ chase for 700 home runs has suddenly become so fun

A clip on Twitter showing the exchange had more than 1 million views Thursday.

Oh, and the fan got to keep his jersey, which was actually a Yadier Molina t-shirt.

The Cardinals may have lost Wednesday’s game 7-1, but Cooper still went home a happy Cardinals fan.

“Thank you so much @PujolsFive,” a family member named Bobby, who attended the game with Cooper, wrote on Twitter. “Cooper was beyond excited when you gave him your jersey. He wore the jersey out of Wrigley and back to the hotel. We will be back today to cheer on @Cardinals. You made a lifetime memory for our family.”

Entering play Thursday, Pujols had 693 career home runs with just under 40 games remaining in the Cardinals season. Pujols, 42, has smacked seven home runs thus far in August.

The Cardinals are also in the midst of a playoff chase. On Thursday, St. Louis was six games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central division.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Albert Pujols gifts jersey to fan amid chase for 700 home run club

Source: Yahoo Sports

Previous

Before Boston Celtics icon Kevin Garnett was The Big Ticket, he was a risky high school prospect

Next

Ever Wonder Why ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ became Liverpool’s iconic club anthem?

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Most Influential NBA Players of All Time

Guess which professional basketball stars are the most influential NBA players in the history of the league. It seems pretty obvious. Names that come to mind include Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, LeBron James and Stephen Curry. While Jordan is clearly the greatest basketball player of all time, […]

Read More

WATCH: Isaac Okoro sings ‘Take Me To Church’ in Cavaliers’ hot tub

Watch as Isaac Okoro sings “Take Me To Church” by Hozier in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ hot tub. Fellow teammate Darius Garland filmed the 2020 fifth overall pick as he chilled in the sauna. It was a hilarious rendition on Hozier’s hit single. “Take me to church, I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of […]

Read More

Devils surrender two late goals to fall to Bruins, 3-1

Dec 28, 2022; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) plays the puck while Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) defends his net during the second period at Prudential Center. / Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored the tiebreaker with 4:08 remaining in the third period […]

Read More