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Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols is a first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball.

Pujols was selected as the National League Rookie of the Year in 2001 after hitting .329 with 37 home runs and 130 RBIs. He was named NL Most Valuable Player in 2005 and 2008. Pujols batted .330 with 41 home runs and 117 RBIs in 2005, and he hit .357 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs in 2008.

The Dominican Republic native was born on Jan. 16, 1980.
Albert Pujols is a first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball.

Pujols was selected as the National League Rookie of the Year in 2001 after hitting .329 with 37 home runs and 130 RBIs. He was named NL Most Valuable Player in 2005 and 2008. Pujols batted .330 with 41 home runs and 117 RBIs in 2005, and he hit .357 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs in 2008.

The Dominican Republic native was born on Jan. 16, 1980.
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  • Angels beat Mets on walk-off hit by pitch in 11th inning

    KEY MOMENT: Hank Conger was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to give the Angels the walk-off victory. That came after the Angels missed a couple of chances in the eighth and 10th innings, when Albert Pujols failed to...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols is among players closing in on milestones

    The newest addition to Angel Stadium is a dark green sign, behind the last row of the bleachers closest to center field. In white letters and numbers, the sign reads "PUJOLS 494." The number will change with every home run Albert Pujols hits. At Angel...
  • Angels without Josh Hamilton: 3 games, 3 cleanup hitters

    The Angels have played three games since cleanup batter Josh Hamilton went on the disabled list. The cleanup batters: David Freese in the first game, Raul Ibanez in the second and Howie Kendrick in the third. Kendrick, the Angels' second baseman, has...
  • Raul Ibanez's big home run not enough to lift Angels to victory

    Sports is a star-driven business. In this town, baseball is about Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, about Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig. But no team wins on star power alone. The supporting cast is critical. For the everyman in baseball, for the men...
  • Mets beat Angels, 7-6, on home run in 13th inning

    KEY MOMENT: The Angels were one out from defeat, and three runs down, when Raul Ibanez stepped to the plate in the ninth inning. Ibanez delivered a three-run home run — his second home run of the season, and the 2,000th hit of his career —...
  • Angels power past Mets, 14-2

    Angels 14, Mets 2 TURNING POINT: Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning against Bartolo Colon, the first time the Angels have done that since July 27, 2009. Trout's went into the top of the trees beyond...
  • Angels turn to long ball, lead the majors in home runs

    Angels turn to long ball, lead the majors in home runs
    The hallmark of a Mike Scioscia team has always been small ball. Steal, hit and run, take the extra base. The long ball? That was fine for batting practice but it wasn't something the Angels looked for after the national anthem. Times and tactics have...
  • Angels are rolling, but can they carry it over?

    Angels are rolling, but can they carry it over?
    The Angels had a dismal spring last year, losing a major league-worst 20 games. And that lethargy carried over to a regular season in which the team spent just one day above .500. It's been a different story this spring, with the Angels' 7-5 win over...
  • How your rising cable bill is making sports teams and star players rich

     How your rising cable bill is making sports teams and star players rich
    Imagine famous football coaches and professional athletes taking a 50% salary cut. University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban's annual salary would be a mere $3.5 million or so. Angels baseball star Albert Pujols would earn just $8 million a year....
  • Play Ball: Take A Swing At Baseball Trivia

    "Andre Dawson," Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, "has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?" Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who: (1) Won three batting titles by...
  • Angels lock up Mike Trout with six-year contract extension

    Angels lock up Mike Trout with six-year contract extension
    Albert Pujols made his major league debut at 22. Jered Weaver made his minor league debut at 22. Mike Trout just made $145 million at 22, and he set himself up to become the richest athlete in North American sports history. The best player in baseball...