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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' Albert Pujols might need an Olympic break in a few years

    Angels' Albert Pujols might need an Olympic break in a few years
    Albert Pujols raised the possibility of retiring before his 10-year, $240-million contract expires in 2021, but not for the reasons one might think. The Angels first baseman, who turned 35 in January, is in the fourth year of his deal, and already there...
  • Angels open camp with some question marks

    Angels open camp with some question marks
    Washington had the best record in the National League and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season. The team's go-for-it off-season response was to sign ace Max Scherzer for seven years and $210 million. The Angels had the best...
  • Ex-Royals slugger Mike Sweeney, Angels coach Dino Ebel to hold clinic

    Ex-Royals slugger Mike Sweeney, Angels coach Dino Ebel to hold clinic
    Angels bench coach Dino Ebel and former major leaguer Mike Sweeney will be among the instructors at a baseball clinic this Sunday at the Iron Spikes Training facility in Upland. Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer Jordan Swaydan, former St. Louis...
  • Things are looking a bit less down on the farm for the Angels

    Things are looking a bit less down on the farm for the Angels
    The Angels' minor league system looked barren even before last July's trades that sent five of their top 10 prospects to San Diego and Arizona for closer Huston Street and reliever Joe Thatcher. The loss of first-round picks in 2012 and 2013 — a...
  • Can Angels fans believe Dipoto that off-season is about accent players?

    Can Angels fans believe Dipoto that off-season is about accent players?
    To many Angels fans, General Manager Jerry Dipoto is like the boy who cried wolf. Whatever Dipoto says, especially this time of year, they tend to believe the opposite. Asked about free-agent Albert Pujols in November of 2011, Dipoto said the slugger...
  • Taking a closer look at the Orioles' Gold Glove finalists

    Taking a closer look at the Orioles' Gold Glove finalists
    The three Orioles who were named finalists for Gold Glove Awards on Thursday are all previous winners. Both center fielder Adam Jones and shortstop J.J. Hardy have won at their respective positions in each of the past two seasons. Right fielder Nick...
  • Angels' Jerry Dipoto won't copy Royals' blueprint

    Angels' Jerry Dipoto won't copy Royals' blueprint
    It wasn't just shrewd management in the front office and on the field that enabled Tampa Bay to overcome its small-market limitations to win two American League East titles and two wild-card berths from 2008 to 2013. "Part of our success is we came...
  • Wild-card game gives Angels a running start on preparing for Royals

    Wild-card game gives Angels a running start on preparing for Royals
    Baseball's postseason blew in like a hurricane Tuesday night. No gentle sprinkles growing to a downpour. No breeze slowly turning to a gale. The Kansas City Royals won the American League wild-card game over the Oakland A's, 9-8, and it only took 12...
  • Dodgers, Angels figure to pass on expensive free agents

    Dodgers, Angels figure to pass on expensive free agents
    In baseball, the season of giving is upon us yet again. This is the season of free agency, the time of year when teams bestow riches upon the finest players in all the land. This used to be the season of the Angels and Dodgers. To Albert Pujols,...
  • Angels expect to extend free agent austerity program another winter

    Angels expect to extend free agent austerity program another winter
    It’s open season on baseball’s free agents, but don’t expect the Angels to do any big-game hunting. It figures to be another winter of prudent spending for the club that lavished $317.5 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in...
  • Faith, family, community keep Angels' Albert Pujols grounded

    Faith, family, community keep Angels' Albert Pujols grounded
    After a Sunday morning filled with hitting, fielding, throwing and base-running drills at Albert Pujols' baseball camp, dozens of kids gathered around home plate at Orange High for a brief chat and question-and-answer session with the Angels first...