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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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  • Sloppy Orioles lose opener in Anaheim as Matusz drops his 12th straight decision

    Sloppy Orioles lose opener in Anaheim as Matusz drops his 12th straight decision
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Brian Matusz's nightmarish stretch seemingly won't end as his personal losing streak tumbles on. The 25-year-old left-hander was touched up again in the Orioles' 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night and has now dropped 12...
  • Rocky fifth inning for Jake Arrieta sinks Orioles in 6-3 loss to Angels

    Rocky fifth inning for Jake Arrieta sinks Orioles in 6-3 loss to Angels
    When Jake Arrieta cruised into the fifth inning Saturday night after retiring a dozen consecutive Los Angeles Angels, the Orioles right-hander looked as if he would pick up his third quality start in four outings this young season. By the time his head...
  • MLB's top surprise, disappointment?

    White Sox and Angels Bill Shaikin Los Angeles Times The White Sox might be the biggest surprise, since management appears to vacillate between keeping an old team together and rebuilding. The Sox won the World Series in 2005, but they have won one...
  • 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 it for...
  • Nick Markakis leads the Orioles to victory with home run in 11th inning

    Nick Markakis leads the Orioles to victory with home run in 11th inning
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Since the Orioles and Washington Nationals began their so-called rivalry in 2006, there’s been a consistent theme.The clubs have never had a winning record at the same time when they’ve met for interleague play. Oftentimes,...
  • Down the Stretch (Sept. 9)

    Down the Stretch (Sept. 9)
    [Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.] About last night O's win over Yankees tempered by Markakis' injury Orioles...
  • Matusz gives up career-high 13 hits

    Matusz gives up career-high 13 hits
    Brian Matusz had some terrible outings last year, but he actually set a futility record on Tuesday. Against the Los Angeles Angels, the Orioles lefty allowed five runs on 13 hits in five-plus innings.  The 13 hits are the most he has ever allowed in a...
  • Matusz struggles again in Orioles' 7-3 loss to Angels

    Matusz struggles again in Orioles' 7-3 loss to Angels
    Brian Matusz had already allowed 11 hits through five innings of work Tuesday night, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter wanted to see if he could scrape one more inning out of his left-handed starter. Showalter believed Matusz earned the right to go out...
  • Who in NL should get final All-Star spot?

    Regional hero: Freese Ron Fritz Baltimore Sun Why not an almost local hero? David Freese isn't from Kansas City, but he plays for the Cardinals and grew up outside of St. Louis, about a four-hour drive to Kansas City. He led the Cardinals to the...
  • Orioles rookie Miguel Gonzalez gets his first major league win

    Orioles rookie Miguel Gonzalez gets his first major league win
    ANAHEIM, Calif.– Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez kept a black Rawlings glove given to him by an old teammate five years ago tucked away in his bag, waiting for the perfect time to use it. Gonzalez and Nick Adenhart played together through the Los...
  • 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...
  • 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...