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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run in the ninth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 11, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The home run was the 697th of Pujols career, moving him to 4th place all time in MLB home runs. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

But like, why though? Why wouldn’t future Hall of Famer, Albert Pujols, want his home run ball that brought him that allowed him to pass yet another player on the all-time home run list?

Well the reason will absolutely make you smile! Matt and Samantha Brown caught Pujols’s 697th homer, which was the one where he passed Alex Rodriguez and now has hit the fourth most home runs of all time!

Top 5 HR Hitters Of All Time

  • Barry Bonds- 762 HRs
  • Hank Aaron- 755 HRs
  • Babe Ruth- 714 HRs
  • Albert Pujols- 697 HRs (as of September 14, 2022)
  • Alex Rodriguez- 696 HRs

According to @JmJones on Twitter, we found out a little bit from the lucky fans!

“Samantha’s father passed away one year ago today. They met with Albert to give him the ball back — he told them to keep it and signed two more for them. Said it would mean more to her than to him.”