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Albert Pujols

José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980), better known as Albert Pujols , is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball.

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I'm no longer bitter... Albert Pujols would've been the greatest Cardinal ever. Happy to see him on the verge of home run…
Cardinal Nostradamus predicts: Albert Pujols' numbers drastically fall off after choosing to sign with the Angels i…
Huston Street laments the lack of buzz surrounding 600. "Albert Pujols needs to be celebrated." More here ...
Is tonight the night? Albert Pujols is one homer from 600. Watch LIVE as he chases history.
Albert Pujols is one HR shy of 600, and also but 127 hits shy of 3,000. Would join ARod, Mays, and Aaron as only humans with 60…
I'm gonna go to every Angel home game from now on until Albert Pujols hits his 600th Homerun
Albert Pujols really about to get his 600th homerun and hits 3,000th hit in the same season
The Angels beat Atlanta, 2-1. They’re 28-28. Closer Bud saved it. Albert Pujols did not hit No. 600. He did pass Babe Ruth
That patented Pujols swing. No. 599 was majestic.
ESPN - Posts | Albert Pujols continues to cement his name in... -
We may witness history as Albert Pujols tries to be the 9th man to join MLB's 600 homerun club against the Twins this week…
With his 4th inning single, Albert Pujols surpasses Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time hit list with 2,874.
Albert Pujols continues to cement his place in history.
Albert Pujols singled home Julio Lugo off Jeff Weaver for the win.
Albert Pujols will never be confused with Usain Bolt.
Albert Pujols had three RBIs, including a walk-off single in the 11th, to pass Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski on...
Albert Pujols (2-run single gives him 1,844 RBI, tying Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski for 11th on the all-time…
Yonder Alonso is now 1B19 in my rest-of-year rankings, meaning in the Brandon Belt/Albert Pujols tier:
Wake up the kids ... Albert Pujols just stole 3rd.
Pete Kozma's bad throw led to an Albert Pujols broken wrist one time.
Holliday was teammates with Albert Pujols, Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, Lance Berkman, Carlos Beltran, and Matt Ca…
Matt Holliday has played with studs, Todd Helton, Albert Pujols, Carlos Beltran that's one *** of a compliment to Judge
Holliday has been teammates with Albert Pujols, Todd Helton, Jason Giambi, etc...
Albert Pujols has passed Cal Ripken Jr. for 14th all-time with his 604th career double
TLR either had Mark McGwire or Albert Pujols in the middle of his lineup…
Mike Trout, Andrelton Simmons, Kole Calhoun, and Albert Pujols. Sure there might be flaws but I love this team.
Rafael Furcal, Albert Pujols, and Tony La Russa react to the final out of the 2011 World Series.
20 years ago yesterday, Bartolo Colon made his MLB debut. Albert Pujols was 17. Mike Trout was in kindergarten. Mickey M…
Yadier Molina recorded his 16th and 17th hits on Opening Day, tying Albert Pujols and Enos Slaughter for 2nd...
When we let Albert Pujols go "The City" of St.Louis was strong. The RAMS were here and NO Ferguson DRAMA. We need YADI here.
Our made a great financial decision by letting Albert Pujols go. SO Baseball Business people remember th…
When this same thing happened with Albert Pujols we won the 2011 World Series. Just a small reminder.
Dam u guys snoozed on 1st base 5X5 "Albert Pujols just stole a base."
Gonna be another great year of fantasy baseball. I got Albert Pujols.
Albert Pujols is taking care to ensure he stays in Angels lineup
Just take Albert Pujols with your top pick. Then A-Rod.
Here's Albert Pujols' steal, for those of you who didn't believe it...
.chats with Albert Pujols and Mike Trout. Then hugs Ben Revere.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Albert Pujols (foot) should make his Cactus League debut by the end of…
Albert Pujols is going to run the bases today. Mike Scioscia said he expects Pujols to make his Cactus League debut by week's end.
Did it pass Albert Pujols' HR off of Brad Lidge in orbit yet?
From 2005-10, only 3 players had a better fWAR than captain, David Wright (32.6). Albert Pujols, Chase Utley, & Al…
Paul Konerko is 1 of 10 First basemen in history to hit 400 HR and 400 2B. Some others? Lou Gehrig, Albert Pujols, and Eddie Murray.
5 years ago today, Albert Pujols joined Babe Ruth & Reggie Jackson as the only players in history to hit 3 HRs in a Wor…
Know who else hit lots of home runs? Edwin Encarnacion, David Ortiz, Nelson Cruz, Albert Pujols.yknow, DHs.
Albert Pujols, Ricky Nolasco help Angels solve Astros: The right-hander sent down 13 straight at one point. F...
Nolasco posts second straight scoreless start: Albert Pujols isn't the only Angel who has enjoyed success at ...
Albert Pujols adds another note to a soon-to-be Hall of Fame career
Lucky on field winners Javier Martinez n bride to b Gibsy with Albert Pujols.
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols out of lineup, Andrelton Simmons leading off, Jefry Marte at cleanup, just as planned in April
Albert Pujols caught me playing Pokemon in the produce section of my local supermarket today. It's quite possible I need job.
Albert Pujols gets the Angels on the board - for the 1st time in the series - with a solo home run in the 9th inning. .
I asked Albert Pujols if he'd hear from Mark McGwire about his homer. A few minutes later, he pulled out his phone and…
Albert Pujols milestone home run saves Angels from shutout
Albert Pujols (583rd career HR, tied with Mark McGwire for 10th all-time
Albert Pujols ties his mentor, Mark McGwire, for 10th on all-time home run list
As he was leaving the locker room to go home, Albert Pujols got a text from Mark McGwire, who he tied on the all-time home run list tonight.
Pujols ties Big Mac for 10th on homers list
Albert Pujols reaction to text from Mark McGwire. "Congrats, my friend" With 583rd homer he tied him 10th all time. https:…
Pujols reaches 95 RBIs for 15th season
Albert Pujols, after his 583rd career HR tonight, is 10th on the All-Time Home Run list tying former Cardinals/A's star Mark McGwire.
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Albert Pujols hit career HR to tie his former teammate of 1 season, Mark McGwire, for 10th all-time in history.
Albert Pujols now ranks 16th all-time with 597 career doubles, passing Luis Gonzalez. Up next: Barry Bonds (601 c…
i will always remember the caller on 810 who said, "why dont we just trade Michael Tucker for Albert Pujols"
A real interesting debate would be: best first baseman in Cardinals history - Stan Musial or Albert Pujols?
"White Sox GM Kenny Williams". "Albert Pujols signed out of the Dominican". "Ryan SchRimpf". How does Sileo still have the pregame show? Awful
Albert Pujols bats in Mike Trout again, for a 5-2 Angels lead. Trout got to 2nd off a wild pitch, & Pujols' hit to right did the rest.
On the back of Albert Pujols' 6 RBIs, the Halos comeback twice to beat the Rangers 8-6!!! https:/…
Albert Pujols was just pegged in the head by a fastball. get ready for war
when U rlly just liked playing for the charlotte stone crabs and now U have to pitch to Albert Pujols
In my replay, Joey Votto doubles in his last at bat of the season to deprive Albert Pujols of the Triple Crown.
Albert Pujols passed Harmon Killebrew for 11th all-time in home runs
McCann said it was Albert Pujols that suggested he lose his leg kick. "When someone like that speaks to you, you keep your ea…
This probably wasn't what Gary Thorne meant to say about Albert Pujols. (via
2001– Albert Pujols got his first and possibly his only sacrifice bunt against the White Sox interleague play .
C.J. Cron and Jefry Marte a combined 4-for-6 with 5 RBIs, 3 R, 1 BB. Also, Albert Pujols has looked better running. EVERYTHING IS GREAT!
Jun 9, AB 5: Alex Rodriguez grounds out, second baseman Johnny Giavotella to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Remember when they were comparing Albert Pujols to Babe Ruth? lmao
The Cardinals have never replaced Albert Pujols. It's been 5 years. Sorry but Scruggs, Reynolds, Moss or Adams don't count.
Sportometry Predicts: On Oct 1 Albert will reach career mark 600 2B (now 588)
Albert Pujols and Mike Trout torch Mike Fiers in Astros loss...
Albert Pujols smacks a grounder to the corner in left field and beats the t.. 🎥Vía MLB
Even in a cane, Albert Pujols will homer against the They leave to the AL and he torments them there too.
challenge call that Albert Pujols is safe at 2B in the 13th; call stands, runner is safe:
Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Pablo Sandoval also in the running.
Surprisingly, Albert Pujols doesn't own the as much as the rest of the league (Still has a .908 OPS though).
Albert Pujols play under review. lose the challenge.
@ B13-2o: Astros challenged (tag play), call on the field was Albert Pujols doubles (5) on a... [1/2]
Albert Pujols screwing over the Astris yet again.
I will never not hate Albert Pujols
No doubt. Especially with Albert getting on in years. If they were paired up in Pujols's prime it would have been death.
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Albert Pujols WAR wise and overall stats was a HOF if he retired 5 years ago.
7 - No doubt in my mind that there will never be another player like Albert Pujols who singly handily can dominate a sport for 10+ years.
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols getting intentionally walked back-to-back is just a great baseball play every time
it doesn't matter if he's hitting .001 it's Albert Pujols 😂
Kole Calhoun ripped a triple off the wall and is very excited about it. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols are both being intentionally walked.
The 1 minute video clip at the bottom of her actually striking out Albert Pujols is very cool!
I wish I was albert pujols on the cardinals
If you wear an Astros uniform, it's impossible to get Albert Pujols out.
Mike Trout draws just the 4th walk in 23 innings this season by stud Astros reliever Will Harris. Albert Pujols up with 1 out in the 9th.
In the year 2021 Albert Pujols will earn $30 million from the Angels. His OBP is the year 2016.
Cannot wait for the day Albert Pujols retires.
Albert Pujols bloop single ties the game 4-4, and Trout is at 3b with 1 out in the 7th.
Angels down 4-3 with 2 runners on and 1 out in the 7th inning for Albert Pujols, who has 2 K's and a DP groundout today.
Albert Pujols moves into 12th on all-time home run list...
A better example in same organization: Albert Pujols jumped AA and AAA (only 3 gms).
Since 2004, visitors to homer in 3 games of the same series at Safeco Field:. -Albert Pujols, 2012. -Joe Mauer & Miguel Sano, 2016
My wife and I love children. We have five of our own. I would ask that...
I like albert pujols and his home runs, but we are paying him a trillion times more to do what several guys in the league do.
Albert Pujols grounded into the Angels' MLB-leading 50th DP of the season. (8 by Pujols). Still 3-2, going to the 6th.
Doug Fister has struck out Albert Pujols twice today. How sweet it is? Struck out the side in the 3rd.
Angels had 2 on, 1 out with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols coming up. Doug Fister struck them both out on 3 pitches apiece. 1-0 LAAs in 4th.
Mike Fiers is not having a good inning. Albert Pujols' two-run blast makes it 6-0.
My lovely fiancée is just dying of laughter at the prospect of Doug Fister pitching to Albert Pujols during this series. Oh boy.
ESPNStatsInfo: Albert Pujols: 569th career HR - ties Rafael Palmeiro for 12th all-time
With this Home Run, Albert Pujols catches Rafael Palmeiro for most MLB HR by a former Chiefs player with 569!
Albert Pujols ties Rafael Palmeiro for 12th place on the all-time HR list with No. 569.
Albert Pujols ties Rafael Palmeiro with 569 HR, 12th on all-time list.
Albert Pujols, jonron to left field, the 569th of his career, tying Rafael Palmeiro for 12th on the all-time jonron lis…
"Albert Pujols is still a dangerous hitter. He may not put up the numbers he once did, but he knows how to hit." - Pedro Gomez on BBTN
Albert Pujols, CJ Wilson, Jered Weaver, Tim Lincecum, and Mike Trout? Watch out. Angels are about to win the 2011 chip.
Angels Mike Scioscia said if Albert Pujols feels good enough, he will play 1B at Dodger Stadium. Cron on bench.
With the Memphis Redbirds in town, this Cards fan still loves Albert Pujols.
Albert Pujols contract and CJ Wilson contract killing us. Never liked either signing!
in the latest mlb bad FA dept - Albert Pujols below the Mendoza line. My OC tax dollars goin to waste
Say what you want about the Cardinals, but Albert Pujols will always be remembered as a great Los Angeles Angel of Anaheim, California.
It's not what you did last year, it's what you're going to do this year. That's more important. -Albert Pujols https:/…
[Orange Country Register] Angels Notes: Albert Pujols won't have DH option in Milwaukee
Albert Pujols was one of the best of all-time. And his best years are long past him. But the guy could hit 30 homers a…
Just like how Albert Pujols made the roster thanks to Bobby Bonilla. The rest is history.
And whatever it was La Russa was doing with Albert Pujols during the Tino Martinez era
Latest podcast with is up. We talked about Albert Pujols, Andrelton Simmons and Garrett Richards:
Light that baby up! Garrett Richards gets his 1st W of the year as Albert Pujols hits a pair of home runs.
Albert Pujols hits 2 homers in Angels' 6-1 win over Royals - Beaumont Enterprise
" Albert Pujols hit 40 homeruns yesterday !!" That's good right ? # breakingnews Alex Avila traded back to the white sox from the tigers
My favorite player of all time Albert Pujols still has the sweetest swing in all of baseball next to HOFer Ken Griffey JR.
I got 3 HR from Albert Pujols and Victor Martinez and a 3-5, 1 SB night from Jimmy Rollins in one of my lgs tonight
Albert Pujols (2016) and Babe Ruth (1930) are the only players to hit career HRs 564 and 565 in the same game.
Yadier Molina's 123rd career double at Busch Stadium, tying Albert Pujols for the most by any player at the 10-year old ball…
sign Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson and LaTroy Hawkins in span of 14 hours.
The last 5 guys with 3 HR in the first 2 games:. 2016 Trevor Story. 2010 Vernon Wells. 2010 Garrett Jones. 2006 Albert Pujols. 2005 Dmitri Young
Ouch moment for Albert Pujols and Jered Weaver makes a statement for Angels in Cactus League win o...
Right now in BASEBALL (America's Sport): Angels: 1B Albert Pujols suffered a contusion in his surgically repaired …
I can think of 3 former players that were good with St. Louis and not with other clubs. Albert Pujols, David Freese, and Rasmus.
Albert Pujols hits 1st home run of Cactus League
(10/17/05) Albert Pujols destroys a pitch thrown by Brad Lidge to take the lead. NLCS Game 5.
He means as much as Roberto Clemente does to Latin people. Thank God I had ...
Albert Pujols played 11 seasons in St Louis and his worst home run total in a season was 32 and his worst batting average was .312
I think this has happened once in the last twenty years and it took Albert Pujols to do it
Pujols slugs first Cactus League homer -
If Albert Pujols had decided not to show up at Wrigley Field because he was gonna get heckled by Cubs fans, he...
Angels finally get their first hit as Kole Calhoun singles bringing Albert Pujols to the plate with two out in the third
Albert Pujols hits a routine grounder to Jurickson Profar and he misplays it then throws it away allowing Calhoun to score 1-0
Albert Pujols reaches on a fielder's choice, drives in Kole Calhoun. As we start the 2nd, it's 1-0 Angels.
Ms. Schlafly has apparently never heard of Albert Pujols
have you named him Albert Pujols yet? Cuz I would.
What can the Los Angeles expect from Albert Pujols?
Check your cheat sheets for sleepers (& busts (
Pujols belts his first long ball of Spring in today's victory over the Giants:
What home looks like for the Angels' Albert Pujols, Lakers co-owner Jim Buss, Edmonton Oilers owner, etc.:
MLB Network ranked the Top 100 players. Mike Trout was 1st, Albert Pujols was 83rd, Andrelton Simmons was 91st.
Spotlight on another great Dominican man, baseball player and humanitarian Albert Pujols
From Tuesday, on Mike Trout posters, low BABIPs, sore feet and Albert Pujols:
Looks like Albert Pujols, is a big fan of Mike Trout aka best player in the game!
I'm glad you asked. Albert Pujols, Stan Musial, Roberto Clemente, Jackie Robinson, Bob Gibson, and more before Bonds!
in my lifetime I'd say top 5 in no order Maurice Greene, Albert Pujols, Jaron Rush, Tyronn Lue and Earl Watson
remember that day that Carlos Rodon made Mike Trout and Albert Pujols look like foolies on 89+ backfoot sliders in back to back PAs
I didn't think life had a mute button until Albert Pujols faced Brad Lidge. An essay on my most unforgettable homer: https:…
I'm a teammate guy, so whatever I can do to help my team to win is what I want to do. -Albert Pujols
To have Albert Pujols and Joey Votto in the top five of first baseman and not Anthony Rizzo? Harold Reynolds is an ***
BOOMSHAKALAKA! Albert Pujols really struggles in these high pressure situations.
Living legends: Which active players are on way to Hall of Fame?: We know that Albert Pujols and Miguel…
I'm still fascinated that people bothered to buy Matt Holliday shirseys during two months at the absolute pinnacle of Albert Pujols.
KC's 2016 resolution's: add a Albert Pujols and/or Jared Weaver autographed baseball to my collection
Counterpoint: This is the easiest way to ensure that he’s inducted the same year as Scott Rolen and Albert Pujols
If you still get mad about Albert Pujols leaving, just think of two people. Michael Wacha and Stephen Piscotty.
I think Mile Trout, Joey Votto, and Albert Pujols would beg to differ.
Well, bargain shopping (Albert Pujols) lead directly to Michael Wacha and Stephen Piscotty
but THAT great. Like greater than a Joey Votto or Albert Pujols!
Gary Thorne called Albert Pujols retarded on live TV
Join me in welcoming back 2 Earth that baseball that Albert Pujols hit off of Brad Lidge
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Ben Zobrist tied a postseason record with his 8th double this October. Albert Pujols and David Freese also did it, for the 2011 Cardinals.
Ben Zobrist's eighth double of postseason ties MLB record shared by Albert Pujols and David Freese.
have to separate emotions from your wallet on these decisions. See Albert Pujols.
Oct. 22, 2011. Albert Pujols becomes just the 3rd person ever to hit 3 HR in one WS game. http…
awesome point. I grew up with Scott Rolen, Jim Edmonds, and Albert Pujols. Three great players who didn't finish on the Cards.
I give Reynolds some credit though, he probably says some stupid crap like that if Albert Pujols is up w/ 0-outs, runners on 1st & 2nd.
Eric Hosmer turns 26 in 6 minutes. He now has 23 RBI in his postseason career. Only Albert Pujols had more before his 26…
Albert Pujols and Paul Molitor are the only players to have 5 hits in a World Series game.
(Calls people Star Wars nerds but can give you the batting average of Albert Pujols in the month of May in 2009)
Ten years ago today, Albert Pujols hit a home run at Minute Maid Park. Andy Pettite spoke for a lot of people when he s…
Having a static DH, which Gattis was in 2015, isn't worth it unless the guy is an Albert Pujols-esque hitter. Evan is not at that level.
Jose Abreu joins Ryan Braun and Albert Pujols as the only players in MLB history with 30 HR in 1st 2 seasons.
Albert Pujols is the first player in MLB history to hit 40 homers in a season and have an OPS under .800
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