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Albert Pujols Hits 401st Home Run, Still Four Behind Andruw Jones

For what it's worth—400 is a very exciting milestone, and 401 was just a very well-hit ball, but I will not rest until Albert Pujols has passed Andruw Jones, who is startlingly enough the next player on the all-time home runs leaderboard. Of all the players in the world—

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Jones, to my astonishment, has 17 home runs this year, so he's a moving target. Next up on the list are Duke Snider (45th, 407), Jason Giambi (44th, 412), and, further up the list, Juan Gonzalez (38th, 434), who, in the grand tradition of Isaac Bruce, retired as a St. Louis Cardinal by failing to make the team out of Spring Training in 2008.

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Stan Musial, if you're wondering, sits at 28th; the only player who has a shot at passing him before Pujols does is Carlos Delgado, who is just two home runs back but is currently on the Pawtucket Red Sox disabled list mid-comeback attempt. 

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