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Albert Pujols Biography

With a sweet swing and big league power, outfielder Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals has become one of baseball's most feared hitters. Kidzworld checks out the 2005 National League MVP.

Albert Pujols - Baseball Beginnings

Albert Pujols began playing baseball when he was three years old while growing up in the Dominican Republic - the home of other great baseball stars like Sammy Sosa and Vladimir Guerrero. He moved to the United States with his father when he was 16 and went to high school in Independence, Missouri. Pujols was a star on his school's baseball team and was awarded a sports scholarship to Maple Woods Community College. His big hitting numbers caught the eyes of scouts with the St. Louis Cardinals who drafted him in 1999. Albert Pujols began his big league career with a bang in 2001 when he set National League rookie records for RBIs, hits and totals bases, and was named Rookie of the Year.

Albert Pujols - Major League Successful

Since then, Albert Pujols has been a one-man wrecking crew with his bat and has had some of baseball's best pitchers crying to their mommies like little babies. In 2002, Albert became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit .300 with 30 home runs, 100 runs scored, and 100 RBIs in each of his first two seasons. He also helped the Cardinals get to the World Series in 2004 and 2005. The slugger was named the National League MVP in 2005 as well. In 2006, Pujols contines to dominate on the field, recently getting his 1,000th hit and becoming the second fastest player in history to reach 18 homeruns in a season - amd he's done all this despite a painful back injury.

Albert Pujols - Did U Know?

  • Albert is the youngest of 12 children.

  • He is married and has a son, Albert Jr.

  • His last name is pronounced "poo-holes" - which means he would've been teased a lot during school if he hadn't been such a great baseball player.
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    Can Pujols Beat Bonds' Homer Record?

    • Yeah, Pujols is a way better player.
    • No, Bonds is the homerun king.
    • It doesn't matter - neither will beat Babe Ruth's record.
    • I don't follow baseball, so I'm not sure.

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