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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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dodgers and Angels take early exits on road to Freeway Series

    Dodgers and Angels take early exits on road to Freeway Series
    No one had to tell Clayton Kershaw that the playoffs mean everything. "It's a whole new season," the Dodgers pitcher said. "And nobody cares about what you did in the regular season." Just last week, Southern California baseball fans were buzzing...
  • Angels may be losing their window to play in the World Series

    Angels may be losing their window to play  in the World Series
    Jered Weaver shuffled slowly to his locker. He sat down, stared into his locker, then dropped his head into his hands. This was not for a few moments. This was for minutes, and more than a few. All around him, his teammates went about their business....
  • Royals make things extra tough for Angels with 4-1 win in Game 2

    Royals make things extra tough for Angels with 4-1 win in Game 2
    The Angels rallied in the wake of a season-ending injury to their best pitcher, Garrett Richards, in August and got so hot they turned a four-game American League West deficit on Aug.10 into a runaway division title. They toiled through a six-month...
  • NLCS notes: Cardinals aren't hurting after letting Albert Pujols leave

    NLCS notes: Cardinals aren't hurting after letting Albert Pujols leave
    The decision could go down as one of the wisest in baseball history. The St. Louis Cardinals had just won the World Series, for the second time in six years. Albert Pujols, their three-time most valuable player and the best hitter to grace St. Louis...
  • Angels swept out of postseason in 8-3 loss to Royals

    Angels swept out of postseason in 8-3 loss to Royals
    At the end, some Angels lingered on the top step of the dugout as the rain fell and the Royals hugged on the mound. The official end of the Angels’ 2014 season was a Mike Trout strikeout, but they were done much earlier than that. They were...
  • 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...
  • 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 don't meet expectations in Game 1 of division series

    Angels don't meet expectations in Game 1 of division series
    The happiest place on Earth on Thursday night was supposed to be just a mile or so down the street from the Happiest Place on Earth. The best fireworks were going to be at the Big A. That's because the Angels, with the best record in baseball, were at...