August 15, 2011

Pujols Hits Longest Home Run at New Busch

By - Kris Fletcher

Last night against the Colorado Rockies, Albert Pujols hit the longest home run in the six-year history of new Busch Stadium.

The two-run bomb came in the first inning, and was his National League-leading 29th home run of the season. It soared over the visitor’s bullpen and cleared the left field bleachers at an estimated 470 feet.

Photo by: Jeff Curry
"It doesn't matter how far they go, as long as they go over the wall," Pujols said. "Obviously, it feels good to hit one like that. I knew I hit it good."

The Cardinals didn't let the blast go to waste either, as they went on to beat the Rockies by a final score of 6-2.

St. Louis remains five games behind Milwaukee in the National League Central with forty-two games to go. Six of those are against the Brewers.