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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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  • Freeway Series: Angels 6, Dodgers 2

    Freeway Series: Angels 6, Dodgers 2
    Angels 6, Dodgers 2 AT THE PLATE: On the day he signed his six-year, $144.5-million contract extension, Angels center fielder Mike Trout singled and hit a solo home run in his first two at-bats. Kole Calhoun hit a three-run home run to right field in...
  • Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans

    Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans
    For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball’s strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table. In the last 22 seasons, only three...
  • Angels lose their groove right from the get-go; can they get it back?

    Angels lose their groove right from the get-go; can they get it back?
    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began their 49th season down the street from Disneyland on Monday night, and with the usual opening-game pomp came some strange circumstance. First, the usual stuff was there. Both teams lined the baselines and were...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeks advice, gets it

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeks advice, gets it
    SAN DIEGO -- For what it's worth, Yasiel Puig said he is listening. To his teammates. To his coaches. Even players on other teams. Over the last week, the Dodgers' problem child made it a point to speak with Albert Pujols of the Angels during the...
  • An Angels offensive on updating defense

    An Angels offensive on updating defense
    As the Angels prepared for the 2002 World Series, bench coach Joe Maddon looked at the spray charts and came to a radical conclusion: If the Angels wanted to align their defense based on where Barry Bonds most commonly hit the ball, they should play three...
  • Garrett Richards sharp in Angels' 3-0 win over Phillies

    Garrett Richards sharp in Angels' 3-0 win over Phillies
    Angels 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0 AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols doubled to right in the first inning and scored on Raul Ibanez's single to right. Hank Conger and Grant Green singled in the second, and Efren Navarro hit a clutch two-out, run-scoring single...
  • Angels keep calm and carry on, despite injuries and slumps

    Angels keep calm and carry on, despite injuries and slumps
    PHILADELPHIA — Three of the Angels' nine regulars — Josh Hamilton, Kole Calhoun and David Freese — remain on the disabled list, and two of their top hitters, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, are mired in slumps. Leading off Wednesday...
  • Rays break through against Jered Weaver for 3-0 win over Angels

    Rays break through against Jered Weaver for 3-0 win over Angels
    KEY MOMENT: The game was a scoreless pitchers' duel until the fifth inning when Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar hit a two-out solo home run over the center-field wall on an 0-2 pitch from Angels ace Jered Weaver. Former Dodger James Loney and Evan...
  • C.J. Wilson, Angels blank the Rays, 4-0

    C.J. Wilson, Angels blank the Rays, 4-0
    KEY MOMENT: Already down two runs, Tampa Bay starter Cesar Ramos opened the second inning by hitting Luis Jimenez and giving up a single to Collin Cowgill. By the end of the inning, both runners had scored to give the Angels a 4-0 lead, and Ramos was...
  • Albert Pujols homers twice in Angels' 6-2 win over Rays

    KEY MOMENT: The Angels had runners on second and third with one out in the fourth inning when Collin Cowgill chopped a grounder that went off the glove of Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner, for an error. Tampa Bay...
  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker making most of his time in big leagues

    Angels' Matt Shoemaker making most of his time in big leagues
    Matt Shoemaker has spent almost all of his seven-year career in the minor leagues, including the last two seasons at triple A. Signed by the Angels as an undrafted free agent in 2008, the 27-year-old right-hander is neither a highly touted prospect nor an...