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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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  • Chris Tillman pitches 8 scoreless innings as Orioles beat Angels, 5-1

    Chris Tillman pitches 8 scoreless innings as Orioles beat Angels, 5-1
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — In this Southern California landscape full of highways, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman grew up just about 15 miles away from Angel Stadium. As a kid, he rooted for the Angels. And despite having 56 major league starts under his...
  • The good news about Chris Tillman

    The good news about Chris Tillman
    What was it, two weeks ago that we were all angst-ridden about Chris Tillman and his inability to pitch efficiently enough to get into the seventh and eighth innings? That's still an issue, but everyone who stayed up late last night and is dozing at a...
  • Which NL teams will make the playoffs?

    The same suspects Kevin Baxter Los Angeles Times If you liked last season's NL playoffs, chances are you'll like this fall's version since you'll be seeing many of the same teams. Washington, with Stephen Strasburg cleared to pitch a full season...
  • Who deserves MVP: Cabrera or Trout?

    Cabrera lifting Tigers Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune I know Mike Trout has done historic things, but unfortunately his Angels team is also history, eliminated from the wild-card race on Monday, the same day that Miguel Cabrera's Tigers clinched the AL...
  • Pablo Sandoval an inspiration to fat guys everywhere

    Pablo Sandoval an inspiration to fat guys everywhere
    The beauty of baseball is that even fat guys can play it, and play it well. It's the most democratic of sports. You can be chunky, you can be roly-poly, you can be out and out blubbery and still find a place in this game. I should know. I played itĀ for...
  • Orioles overcome a two-hour rain delay to beat the Angels 4-3

    Orioles overcome a two-hour rain delay to beat the Angels 4-3
    The torrential downpour that transformed the Camden Yards infield into a muddy slop Monday night made any routine baseball play difficult. But the timing was perfect for the Orioles, who scored two runs through monsoon-like rain in the bottom of the...
  • Gonzalez and Orioles outshine Angels in crisp, highlight-filled game

    Gonzalez and Orioles outshine Angels in crisp, highlight-filled game
    Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez said there really is no time when it is not on his mind — even when he is on the mound, even when he is turning in what was arguably his best performance of the year in a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles...
  • Three straight infield singles set the tone for Nick Markakis' heroics

    Three straight infield singles set the tone for Nick Markakis' heroics
    In a tie game against a pitcher who had been befuddling them all game long, the Orioles used an unorthodox sequence from the bottom of their lineup to take a lead they would never relinquish in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Angels...
  • Jim Johnson building another streak after his save Tuesday against Angels

    Jim Johnson building another streak after his save Tuesday against Angels
    Twice in two nights, Orioles closer Jim Johnson faced off against one of the most intimidating lineups in the major leagues, and twice in two nights, Johnson notched the save. In shutting the door in the Orioles’ 3-2 win over the Los Angeles...
  • Pedro Strop's struggles continue as Angels take series finale from Orioles, 9-5

    Pedro Strop's struggles continue as Angels take series finale from Orioles, 9-5
    Orioles reliever Pedro Strop has heard the boos from the Camden Yards crowd this year as he’s struggled to find the form that made him one of the best setup men in baseball for most of last season. But as Strop walked off the mound Wednesday...
  • Orioles put struggling Strop in a tough situation

    Orioles put struggling Strop in a tough situation
    The Orioles are stuck with a struggling Pedro Strop for now. He is too much of a mess right now to be trusted in high-leverage relief situations. But he is also too talented, he throws too hard for them to slip him by 29 other teams if they tried to...
  • Popes and home runs

    Popes and home runs
    Baltimore is a rather Catholic town; if you ever lived here you know that. I was born and raised an Irish Catholic in Baltimore; if you frequent this blog you may have known that. Baseball is the ultimate sport for bizarre connections to history. No...