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You Are Witnessing What Greatness Is All About

In 1964, Braves outfielder Rico Carty, who made a career of putting up Amazing numbers against the Mets, hit .509 against them, with eight home runs and 27 RBI.

Albert Pujols didn't quite take his game to that astronomical level, but hius 2009 season against the Mets was a near duplicate of that of the man he figures to rreplace as the greatest Cardinal of all-time.

Check this out:

Stan Musial vs 1962 Mets- .468 BA, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 2 K, 11 BB

Albert Pujols vs 2009 Mets- . 469 BA, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 2 K, 7 BB

What's particularly impressive from a Pujols perspective is that he put up those numbers in 9 games.

Musial did his damage in 17 games.

Stan the Man does have one accomplishment on his resume that Pujols doesn't, at least not yet.

Musial hit three home runs in a game against the Mets on July 8, 1962. Pujols has five multi-homer games against the Mets, but has yet to hit three against them in one contest.

Most Multi-HR Games vs Mets

8- Willie McCovey
6- Willie Mays
5- Albert Pujols
5- Chipper Jones
5- Dave Kingman
5- Dick Allen

After watching what he did in this series, you'd hope he never gets the chance to do so.

True Metjols know...It took the Mets nine years before they hit Albert Pujols with a pitch in regular-season play. That's a step up from the 14 years it took before the Mets hit Chipper Jones with a pitch for the first time.


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