WATCH: Albert Pujols hits HR, get standing ovation from Cardinals fans

By Vincent Frank
Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports

Friday marked Albert Pujols’ first game back in St. Louis since he left the team back in 2011.

One of this generation’s best stars, Pujols received a standing ovation as he took to the plate for the Los Angeles Angels Friday.

One day later, the future Hall of Famer and all-time Cardinals great hit a homer. It was a solo shot off Dakota Hudson with the Angels down 4-0 in the seventh.

Like clockwork, Cardinals fans found it in themselves to give Pujols another standing ovation.

The standing ovation. The curtain call. If that doesn’t give you chills, we’re not sure what to say.

For good reason. Pujols remains one of the greatest Cardinals players ever.

He put up 445 homers, 1,329 RBI and a .328 average in 11 seasons with the Cardinals. Pujols also earned three MVP awards and led St. Louis to two World Series titles.