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Albert Pujols

Born: January 16, 1980 (age 37) in Santo Domingo

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José Alberto Pujols Alcántara, better known as Albert Pujols, is a Dominican-American first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball.

Pujols previously played with the St.

Louis Cardinals, where he received three National League MVP awards and was a nine-time MLB All-Star.

Pujols was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States in 1996.

After one season of college baseball, he was selected by the Cardinals in the 13th round of the 1999 MLB Draft.

As a rookie for the Cardinals in 2001, he was unanimously voted the NL Rookie of the Year.

Pujols played for the Cardinals for 11 seasons, contributing to two World Series championships in 2006 and 2011.

After the 2011 season Pujols became a free agent, and later signed a 10-year contract with the Angels.

Pujols is a highly regarded hitter who has shown "a combination of contact hitting ability, patience and raw power".

He is a six-time Silver Slugger who has twice led the NL in home runs, and he has also led the NL once each in batting average, doubles and RBI.

He is significantly above-average in career regular season batting average, walk rate, and isolated power.


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HIGHLIGHTS: Albert Pujols blasts career home run No. 597

highlights: albert pujols blasts career home run no. 597
HIGHLIGHTS: Albert Pujols blasts career home run No. 597
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Angels offense shuts down after early burst in 5-2 loss to Rays

The Angels started well, finished poorly, and suffered a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. With one out in the first inning, Mike Trout pounded a fastball off of the..
L.A. Times

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News video: Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols highlight MLB's best active offensive hitters

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A look at baseball's active leaders in multiple offensive categories.
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Pujols homers; now just 3 shy of No. 600

Albert Pujols blasted his 597th career home run in the first inning of the Angels' game against the Rays on Wednesday night, leaving him only three shy of the exclusive 600 home run club.
MLB.com

Angels' Mike Trout continues his remarkable start to the season with another home run

Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols is nearing 600 home runs and steadily climbing up the all-time RBI leaderboards, and Mike Trout is paying attention to his teammate’s pursuits. “It seems..
L.A. Times
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