The above video is from the St. Louis Cardinals.
LOS ANGELES – Albert Pujols received a much-deserved consolation prize at the 2022 Home Run Derby Monday night.
St. Louis native, actor Jon Hamm, was at the event held at Dodger Stadium. He was down on the field before it got started talking with the players and letting them see the Hamm Slamm chain. Hamm decided to gift the chain to Pujols.
Before the derby got underway, Hamm also had a special message for Pujols.
“Big number 5, Albert Pujols, it’s good to see you back in the red and white and it’s really good to see you back at the All-Star Game where you belong,” Hamm said. “We’re glad to have you back and we’re looking for some big stuff from you tonight.”
Pujols beat the Phillies Kyle Schwarber in the first-round swing off 20-19 before falling to Soto in the semi-finals 16 to 15. Nationals slugger Juan Soto powered his way by Mariners rookie Julio Rodriguez 19-18 in the final round of the 2022 Home Run Derby. Soto became the second youngest Home Run Derby champion at 23 years old.