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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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  • 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...
  • Angels say playoff experience matters little in postseason

    Angels say playoff experience matters little in postseason
    Before David Freese had one of the best postseasons in baseball history, Albert Pujols came forward to offer advice. This was Freese's first time in the playoffs, and Pujols wanted to impart some wisdom. "It goes by fast," Freese recounted Pujols...
  • For Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout, October is the stuff of legacies

    For Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout, October is the stuff of legacies
    The comparison is all but mandatory now. Try to put Clayton Kershaw into historical perspective, and you are virtually obligated to mention Sandy Koufax. Koufax, the gold standard among Dodgers pitchers, won the Cy Young Award three times, the most-...
  • Playoffs Feature Regional Rivals

    From the East Coast to the West Coast and points in between the Major League Baseball postseason starting on Tuesday provides tantalizing possibilities that a regional rivalry could determine the World Series champion. From a possible "Freeway Series" in...
  • Despite numbers drop in some areas, Angels' Mike Trout is MVP favorite

    Despite numbers drop in some areas, Angels' Mike Trout is MVP favorite
    Mike Trout is batting .290 entering the final weekend of the regular season, well off the .323 he hit last season and .326 average as a rookie in 2012. The Angels center fielder leads the American League with 181 strikeouts, far more than the 139 and...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols hits 100-RBI milestone for fifth time in career

    KEY MOMENT: With the Angels up 3-0 in the fifth inning, Albert Pujols clubbed a two-run home run over the center-field wall. With the way Jered Weaver was pitching, the Rangers probably weren't going to rally anyway, but Pujols' blast left no doubt. The...
  • Angels 'erupted' after clinching AL West title, celebrate on field

    Angels 'erupted' after clinching AL West title, celebrate on field
    The Angels’ 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners had been over for several minutes, and as the Oakland Athletics began unraveling in the ninth inning of their game, the screams from the Angels’ clubhouse could be heard through the concrete...
  • Albert Pujols and Mike Trout: 1st playoff trip for Angels' dynamic duo

    Albert Pujols and Mike Trout: 1st playoff trip for Angels' dynamic duo
    Albert Pujols is a three-time most valuable player. Mike Trout should win his first MVP award this year. For the first time, the Angels' dynamic duo will play together in the postseason. When Angels owner Arte Moreno lavished $250 million on Pujols...
  • It's quite the turnaround for Angels and General Manager Jerry Dipoto

    It's quite the turnaround for Angels and General Manager Jerry Dipoto
    In every week of spring training, from every corner of the Angels clubhouse, the mantra was the same: We can't afford another slow start. We can't bury ourselves for the third consecutive April. Three weeks into the season, the Angels had fallen five...
  • Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols both in Angels lineup Tuesday night

    Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols both in Angels lineup Tuesday night
    There were two somewhat surprising names in the Angels' lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners, first baseman Albert Pujols in the third spot and designated hitter Josh Hamilton in the sixth spot. Pujols was pulled from...
  • Angels clinch a playoff berth, but two injuries take the edge off

    Angels clinch a playoff berth, but two injuries take the edge off
    There is no rain in sight, but at least one lengthy Southern California drought has come to an end. The Angels are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2009, their postseason berth clinched with an 8-1 thrashing of the Seattle Mariners on Monday...