Albert Pujols, born in the month of January 16, 1980 in Dominican Republic is a proficient American baseball player. He is playing for St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball (MLB) since he made his debut in MLB. He made his MLB debut on April 2, 2001 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Presently, he is playing as a 1st baseman, and is renowned for his capabilities as a player. He is popular for big hitting for both in average and power, plus his base running and fielding excellence.
He is one of the finest players in the game in current scenario due to his prime consistency from last nine years in Major League Baseball. According to the census of all 30 Major League Baseball managers, Albert Pujols is the most feared hitter in baseball. Since the year 2001, Pujols has been selected 8 times in All-Star Team. He has been rewarded with NL’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award 3 times, and in the year 2006 he won a World Series title.
In the season of year 2009 he led all active baseball professionals in batting average (.334), on base percentage (.427) and slugging percentage (.628). In Major League Baseball History he ranks among top 50 leading home run hitters. ESPN.com selected Albert Pujols as the greatest player of the decade from the year 2000 to 2009.
Bats- He plays with right hand
Throws- He throws with right hand
St. Louis Cardinals
Career Highlights and rewards-
Won National League’s Player of the month Award 6 times
Won Silver Slugger Award 5 times
Won Gold Glove Award in the year 2006
Won NL MVP Award 3 times
Won NL Hank Aaron Award 2 times
Won National League Rookie of the Year Award in the year 2001
Won NLCS MVP Award in the year 2004
Won TSN player of the Decade Award in the year 2009
Won fielding Bible Award 4 times
Won TSN player of the year award 3 times
Won ESPY Award for Best MLB Player 3 times
Won NL Outstanding Player Players Choice Award 3 times
Won NL Player of Year Players Choice Award 3 times