Serena Williams and Albert Pujols have dominated their respective sports for so long that the only thing standing between them and retirement this year are historic records.
Williams is playing in her final US Open this week with a chance to tie Margaret Court for most Grand Slam victories all-time. And with a month left in his final regular season, Pujols is just six home runs shy of becoming the fourth player ever to reach 700.
He added to that tally on Monday night, the same day Williams won her first-round match at the Open. And one stat eerily summed up how long these two have been at it.
Aug 29, 2001
Serena Williams wins at US Open, Albert Pujols hits a HR and Vlad Guerrero Sr, Craig Biggio & Dante Bichette all record a hit.
Aug 29, 2022
Serena Williams wins at US Open, Albert Pujols hits a HR and Vlad Guerrero Jr, Cavan Biggio & Bo Bichette all record a hit.
— Dan Clark (@DanClarkSports) August 30, 2022
That’s right, 21 years apart on the same exact day, Williams won, Pujols homered and three separate father-son duos notched hits — and all the sons play for the Toronto Blue Jays. That is absolutely bonkers.
The odds of something like this happening had to be off the charts.
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