This Date in Baseball History: August 5

by Ben Cook on August 5, 2009

Today is the second day of the return of the This Date in Baseball History series. Like we said yesterday, everyday we will post a milestone of some sort that happened today X amount of years ago.


Albert Pujols becomes the first player to connect for 30 home runs in each of his first five big league seasons. The Cardinals first baseman has hit 190 homers during this five-year span from the start of career in 2001, equaling Eddie Mathews’ total (1952-56) and with 25 fewer than Ralph Kiner (1946-1950). -Source National Pastime

Note from Ben: As a Cardinals fan, I can not tell you how lucky I feel to be able to watch Albert play everyday. He really is amazing. Ok, enough of the Cardinal loving schmooz fest.

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