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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 getting push from young players

    Angels getting push from young players
    The Angels do not catch your fancy as a young team, Mike Trout notwithstanding. With Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton as the sluggers, Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson as the rotation anchors, Joe Smith and Ernesto Frieri as the closers, and Howie Kendrick...
  • Jered Weaver, Hank Conger pace Angels in 9-3 rout of Blue Jays

    Jered Weaver, Hank Conger pace Angels in 9-3 rout of Blue Jays
    For the first time in two years, the Angels are two games above .500. Jered Weaver won his fourth consecutive decision and Hank Conger drove in a career-high five runs to spark the Angels to a 9-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. The...
  • Angels lack timely hits in loss to Toronto Blue Jays

     Angels lack timely hits in loss to Toronto Blue Jays
    KEY MOMENTS: Three of them, the three times Albert Pujols batted with men in scoring position. He made an out each time, stranding five runners in all. Pujols leads the Angels with 26 runs batted in, but he is batting .182 with men in scoring position. He...
  • Santa Anita Park plans twilight racing on Fridays during spring meet

    Santa Anita Park plans to hold twilight horse racing on most Fridays, with a first post time of 3 p.m., during its 40-day spring meet that starts Friday. One exception to the new Friday schedule is May 2, on the eve of the Kentucky Derby, when Santa...
  • Bernie Kosar says slurred speech from concussions cost him TV job

    Bernie Kosar says slurred speech from concussions cost him TV job
    Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar said in a statement that he has been removed as color analyst for Cleveland's preseason games because of slurred speech. He says his removal "stems from my slurred speech impairment, which is a direct result of the...
  • Kings center Anze Kopitar named Selke Trophy finalist

    It might be considered an overdue nod in some quarters, but Kings center Anze Kopitar's defensive abilities were recognized on Thursday morning when the NHL announced he is a finalist for the Selke Trophy. The other finalists are Chicago Blackhawks...
  • Michael Phelps' comeback begins swimmingly

    MESA, Ariz. — It was only a preliminary heat, but Michael Phelps looked impressive in the first step of his much-anticipated comeback at a Grand Prix meet in Arizona on Thursday. The 22-time Olympic medalist — who had not raced since the...
  • Angels fall to the Yankees, 4-3

    Angels fall to the Yankees, 4-3
    New York Yankees 4, Angels 3 KEY MOMENT: There were two for Albert Pujols, who singled twice in his first two at-bats and leads the major leagues with nine homers. With two on, one out and the Angels trailing, 4-3, in the seventh, Pujols popped out to...
  • Angels bullpen is the one source of relief in 4-3 loss to Yankees

    NEW YORK — "No. Moral. Victories." Kevin Jepsen made his point perfectly clear Saturday after the Angels lost a 4-3 thriller to the New York Yankees in which managers Mike Scioscia of the Angels and Joe Girardi of the Yankees matched wits like Bobby...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. MILWAUKEE: Brewers haven’t won 17 of first 23 games since 1987. They also lead MLB with 15 sacrifice bunts. (1) 2....
  • Angels surge past Indians, 6-3

    Angels surge past Indians, 6-3
    KEY MOMENT: The revival of Albert Pujols made this "pick your poison" moment possible. With the score tied, 3-3, and one out in the eighth inning, J.B. Shuck was on second base, with first base open and Mike Trout at bat. Last year, with Pujols hampered...