Albert Pujols is two hits away from 3,000

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Albert Pujols is already a sure thing, first ballot Hall of Famer. He’s getting pretty close to one acquiring one more gem for his infinity gauntlet, however: the 3,000 hit club.

Pujols hit a double and a solo home run in a 2-for-4 night last night as the Angels beat the Orioles 10-7. Those hits were 2,997 and 2,998 of his career. The Angels face Baltimore and O’s starter Chris Tillman again tonight at home and then head on the road to Seattle this weekend for three games followed by two in Colorado before an 11-game homestand. Obviously Pujols would prefer to reach the milestone in Anaheim. He’s had nine multi-hit games in 29 games played this year, so there’s a fighting chance that he gets that done.

Once Pujols knocks in hit number 3,000 he’ll be member number 32 of the club. He’ll be the second to join the club in an Angels jersey, following Rod Carew.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.