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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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  • Royals crush Angels 9-2, but Yordano Ventura leaves early with another cramp

    ANAHEIM, Calif. Yordano Ventura hunched over at the waist and stayed stationary on the mound. A tidy outing had unraveled in a series of minutes, as his argument with Angels star Mike Trout sparked both benches to clear and his right leg caused trainer...
  • Albert Pujols ties three Hall of Famers on all-time home run list

    Albert Pujols ties three Hall of Famers on all-time home run list
    The postgame interview with Albert Pujols on Wednesday night started out like most of the media sessions that have followed the many milestones in the Angels slugger’s distinguished 15-year career. “I don’t pay attention to that, man,...
  • Albert Pujols hits his 521st homer in Angels' 5-3 win over Seattle

    Albert Pujols hits his 521st homer in Angels' 5-3 win over Seattle
    KEY MOMENT: Angels setup man Joe Smith, summoned to protect a 5-3 lead in the eighth inning, ran into immediate trouble when Dustin Ackley led off with an infield single and Robinson Cano doubled to right-center field, putting runners on second and...
  • C.J. Wilson, Angels shut out Mariners, 2-0

    C.J. Wilson, Angels shut out Mariners, 2-0
    KEY MOMENT: With Albert Pujols aboard in the fourth inning, Angels third baseman David Freese drove a 1-and-0 pitch from Seattle starter James Paxton through the chill of a 56-degree evening and over the 380-foot sign in right-center field for a home...
  • Wilson, Angels blank M's, 2-0

    SEATTLE On a typically chilly April night at Safeco Field, maybe it made sense that the key hit of the game came from a man named Freese. A two-run home run by Angels third baseman David Freese in the top of the fourth inning was all the scoring the...
  • Angels appear stronger than last season

    Angels appear stronger than last season
    Albert Pujols has played on enough championship-caliber clubs to know what one looks and feels like. As he surveyed the Angels clubhouse in the waning days of spring training, the first baseman liked what he saw. "I think we have a better team this year...
  • Freeway Series: Angels 6, Dodgers 0

    Freeway Series: Angels 6, Dodgers 0
    AT THE PLATE: One pitch after being brushed back by Pedro Baez's high-and-tight, 96-mph fastball in the fifth inning, Angels slugger Albert Pujols lined a grand slam over the left-center-field wall, his fifth homer of the spring. The Angels loaded the...
  • Spring training: Oakland Athletics 4, Angels 1

    Spring training: Oakland Athletics 4, Angels 1
    AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron, who will split time at designated hitter with Matt Joyce and back up first baseman Albert Pujols, lined a run-scoring double to right field in the first inning and another double to left-center in the fourth to close Cactus League...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols is swinging better this spring

    Angels' Albert Pujols is swinging better this spring
    The difference in Albert Pujols is evident to Angels hitting coach Don Baylor, who has watched the slugger rifle line drives all over the field for more than a month now. "He's driving off his back leg, swinging with conviction and hitting balls out...
  • Johnny Giavotella tightens grip on second base job in Angels' 8-4 win

    Johnny Giavotella tightens grip on second base job in Angels' 8-4 win
    Angels 8, Chicago Cubs 4 AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols highlighted a four-run fifth by turning on a Jason Motte 96-mph fastball and driving it well beyond the left-field wall for a three-run home run, his fourth homer in six games. C.J. Cron capped a...
  • Improved confidence gives Hector Santiago an inside track to Angels' rotation

    Improved confidence gives Hector Santiago an inside track to Angels' rotation
    Like many autograph collectors, Hector Santiago admits he is intimidated by the big stars. "Yeah for sure," he said. "Who wouldn't be?" Last year, for example, he spent most of the summer trying to work up the courage to approach Albert Pujols for his...