Albert Pujols

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Full Name Albert Pujols
Age 40 Years Old
Nick Name Pujols
Gender Male
Famous As Baseball Player
Birth Date January 16th, 1980
Birth Place Santo Domingo

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Jose Alberto Pujols Alcantara famed as Albert Pujols is one of the professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is a well-known Dominican-American baseball player. He started his MLB career with St. Louis Cardinals in the year 2001. He played with Cardinals for 10 seasons. While playing with Cardinals, he bagged three National League MVP Awards (2005, 2008, and 2009). He is considered a certain future inductee into the Hall of Fame. Let's discuss about his net worth, salary, birth name, birthday, wiki, affairs, wife, child, rumors and more below:

Albert Pujols shines in St. Louis return

Albert Pujols listened to the thunderous standing ovation as he rounded the bases Saturday, ran into the dugout and hugged Mike Trout, the cheering getting louder and louder, as the fans who root for the other team in red begged for a curtain call. He stepped out of the dugout, waved his Los Angeles Angels cap into the air, ducked back into the dugout, down the steps, into the hallway. And wept. “I was so emotional there, I couldn’t help it,’’ Pujols told. “It was amazing. I had to go downstairs for a minute because I was losing it. I was just sitting there and praising God. Come on, to get a standing ovation every time he steps to the plate, with catcher Yadier Molina even taking off his mitt and clapping? To get a curtain call from the sellout crowd after hitting a home run against their own pitcher, Dakota Hudson? To have Cardinals players actually wanting to cheer themselves the moment Pujols went deep? When Pujols was asked the question, he blinked a few times, rubbed his hands, and let the inquiry dance in his head. Slowly, he let the words trickle out of his mouth.

Albert Pujols receives multiple standing ovations in the long-awaited return to St. Louis

For the first 11 seasons of career certain to land him in the Hall of Fame, Albert Pujols called St. Louis his home. Then he surprised the baseball world by leaving the Cardinals to sign with the Los Angeles Angels after the 2011 season for 10 years and $240 million. In a scheduling quirk, it took over eight years for Pujols to return to Busch Stadium, but he finally made it Friday night when the Angels and Cardinals opened up a three-game interleague set. It was Pujols’s first game in St. Louis since Game 7 of the 2011 World Series, in which the Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers. For the first time in his career, the 10-time all-star stepped up to the home plate at Busch Stadium as an opponent. And he was treated like royalty.

How old is Albert Pujols?

Albert Pujols celebrated his 39th birthday on 16 January as of 2019. 

What is the birth name of Albert Pujols?

Jose Alberto Pujols Alcantara is his birth name.

Where is Albert Pujols originally from?

On 16th January 1980, Albert Pujols was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is the only child of his father. His father, Bienvenido Pujols was a softball pitcher and an alcoholic. In 1996, his father and grandmother immigrated to New York City. He went to Fort Osage High School where he played baseball. After Graduation from high school, he received a baseball scholarship from Maple Woods Community College. As a freshman, he batted .461 with 22 home runs. Albert Pujols is Christian and his horoscope sign is Capricorn. On 13th November 1998, he became the Christian. His nationality is Dominican-American and his ethnicity is Mixed. His other early life information will be added soon. 

Who is Albert Pujols wife?

Albert Pujols is a married person. On 1st January 2000, he married his wife Deidre. As of today, the couple is living happily together. They have five children named Albert Jr., Sophia, Ezra, and Esther Grace. He also has a daughter named Isabella from his previous relationships. Albert and his wife Deidre established the Pujols Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to their “dedication to faith, family, and others. The goal of the organization is to provide a fund to the poor people of the Dominican Republic and supports the people who suffered from disability and illness. The couple is enjoying their life a lot and there is no sign of divorce between them. 

What is the net worth and salary of Albert?

Albert Pujols is a very successful baseball player and he is highly considered as a hitter who has an ability to contact hitting, patience and raw power. As of 2019, his salary is $25 million and his net worth is around $90 million. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Albert?

Albert Pujols is a very handsome person with an athletic body build. He has a tall height of 6 ft 3 in and a balanced body weight of 116 Kg. His other body measurements will be added soon. 

What makes Albert Pujols famous?

  • Albert Pujols played baseball at Fort Osage High School in Independence and was named an All-State athlete twice.
  • He was given a baseball scholarship to Maple Woods Community College after his graduation from high school. 
  • Playing shortstop, he batted .461 with 22 home runs as a freshman before deciding to enter the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft.
  • He started his minor league career in the year 2000. 
  • He played third base with the Peoria Chiefs. 
  • In 109 games, he batted .324, 128 hits, 32 doubles, six triples, 17 home runs, and 84 RBIs. 
  • In the year 2001, he started his major league with St. Louis Cardinals. 
  • He played with Cardinals for 11 seasons. 
  • He contributed to 2 World Series of Championships in 2006 and 2011. 
  • In the year 2012, he landed his steps at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. 
  • Through 2016 season, his batting average (.309), hits (2,825), HR (591), RBI (1817), Doubles (602), OBP (.392) and Runs (1670).
  • He hit the 499th and 500th home runs of his career off of Taylor Jordan in a game versus the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 22, 2015. 
  • He traveled to Japan to join a team of MLB All-Stars playing against All-Stars of Nippon Professional Baseball in the 2014 Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series.
  • He was announced as a reserve for the American League in the year 2015. 
  • He became the 85th player to make 10,000 career plate appearances on 30th April 2016. 
  • He became the ninth player in Major League history to hit at least 600 home runs, when he hit a grand slam against the Minnesota Twins on 3rd June 2017. 
  • He recorded his 3,000th major league hit, against Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners on 4th May 2018. 
  • He became the fourth player in major league history to record 2,000 RBIs, hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in a 13-0 win on 9th May 2019. 
  • He made his first return to Busch Stadium since game 7 of the 2011 World Series in an inter-league series between the Cardinals and the Angels and received a standing ovation after getting an infield base hit on 21st June 2019.