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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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  • Dodgers 5, Angels 4 (10 innings)

    AT THE PLATE: Darnell Sweeney's single over a five-man infield scored pinch-runner Trayvon Robinson from third with the winning run in the 10th. . . . Josh Hamilton gave the Angels a first-inning lead with a three-run home run, his second of the spring. ....
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Angels' Mike Trout: Leading men, class acts

    In those heady days when Barry Bonds was hitting a home run just about every day, visitors would flock to the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants. You would turn to the right for Bonds, for his entourage, for his oversized lounge chair, and for the...
  • Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success

    Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success
    Mike Trout could have another monster season. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton could bounce back from career-worst years. Joe Smith and Sean Burnett could add much-needed depth and reliability to the bullpen. And it might not matter. For the Angels...
  • American League baseball preview

    American League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Tampa Bay 2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013 Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...
  • Paying $144.5 million is team-friendly? Mike Trout will still take it

    Paying $144.5 million is team-friendly? Mike Trout will still take it
    Mike Trout could have rejected the Angels' overtures this winter, signed a series of one-year deals through arbitration, become a free agent at age 26 and inked the largest contract in baseball history in 2017. Then the star center fielder saw the...
  • 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

    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...
  • Angels tie Rockies, 4-4, in spring training

    Angels tie Rockies, 4-4, in spring training
    Angels 4, Rockies 4 (10) AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout hit a home run that cleared the 410-foot sign in center field with plenty of room to spare. Matt Long, a longshot for a backup outfield spot, homered to raise his spring average to .444. Albert Pujols...