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Pujols: 100 is a serious number


There is something about triple digits that capture the fancy of the numerologist in all baseball fans.

On Saturday night in Pittsburgh, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double. In the process, he crossed the 100 RBI threshold for the ninth time in nine Major League seasons and extended his Major League lead in the important category.

As such, Pujols only trails Hall of Famer Stan Musial in years with 100 or more RBI as a Cardinal. “The Man” finished his illustrious career with ten such seasons, the most in team history.

At the age of 29, the opportunity may be ahead for Pujols to double that mark before his career concludes.

100 or more RBI seasons – Cardinals franchise history

From To Ages Seasons
Stan Musial 1946 1957 25-36 10
Albert Pujols 2001 2009 21-29 9
Joe Medwick 1934 1939 22-27 6
Jim Bottomley 1924 1929 24-29 6
Johnny Mize 1937 1941 24-28 5
Jim Edmonds 2000 2004 30-34 3
Joe Torre 1969 1971 28-30 3
Bill White 1962 1964 28-30 3
Enos Slaughter 1946 1952 30-36 3
Chick Hafey 1928 1930 25-27 3
Rogers Hornsby 1921 1925 25-29 3
Scott Rolen 2003 2004 28-29 2
Mark McGwire 1998 1999 34-35 2
George Hendrick 1980 1982 30-32 2
Ted Simmons 1974 1975 24-25 2
Ken Boyer 1963 1964 32-33 2
Ray Jablonski 1953 1954 26-27 2
Whitey Kurowski 1945 1947 27-29 2
Ripper Collins 1934 1935 30-31 2

With the three-RBI game Saturday, Pujols extended his franchise career lead over the last 55 years in such games to 115.

Three or more RBI games – Cardinals (1954-2009)

Games
Albert Pujols 115
Ken Boyer 83
Stan Musial 78
Ray Lankford 75
Ted Simmons 74
Jim Edmonds 73
Bill White 55
Mark McGwire 55
Scott Rolen 50
George Hendrick 49
Willie McGee 43
Keith Hernandez 43
Joe Torre 42
Curt Flood 34
Edgar Renteria 33
Brian Jordan 31
Todd Zeile 30
Lou Brock 29
Mike Shannon 28
Ken Reitz 28
Tom Herr 27
Wally Moon 26
Ryan Ludwick 25
Julian Javier 25
Pedro Guerrero 24
Terry Pendleton 23
Tim McCarver 23
J.D. Drew 23
Ozzie Smith 22
Darrell Porter 22
Joe Cunningham 22
Ron Gant 21
Jack Clark 21
Craig Paquette 20

Thanks to Tom Orf for the research.

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