Albert Pujols Parents: Meet Albert Pujols Father, Bienvenido Pujols

Albert Pujols is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman, designated hitter, and pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB).



Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols

A 441-foot grand slam by Pujols against David Patton gave the Cardinals an 8–2 win over the Cubs. Against Weathers on July 3 in a 7–4 win against the Reds, he hit his 10th and last career grand slam, breaking Stan Musial’s record of most grand slams by a Cardinals player.

As a result of the home run, he became the third-fastest player in baseball history to reach the milestone of 350 career home runs. In that year’s All-Star voting, he garnered the most votes ever cast in the National League.



A grand slam against Sean Green on August 4 set Pujols’ NL record for the grandest slams in a season with his four hits, three runs scored, and five RBIs in a 10-inning, 12–7 victory against the Mets.

At the plate in 160 games, Pujols had an average of.241. To finish third in the AL, behind only Ramirez’s.342 average (fourth) and Pablo Sandoval’s.330 mark, with 186 hits (6th), 45 doubles (2nd to Miguel Tejada’s 46), 47 home runs (1st), 135 RBI (3rd to Fielder’s 141) and 124 runs scored (first).

Albert Pujols Parents: Meet Albert Pujols Father, Bienvenido Pujols

Bienvenido Pujols is the father of baseball player, Albert Pujols. In addition to being an alcoholic, Albert Pujols’ father was a softball pitcher.

Pujols frequently had to drive his father home after games when he was inebriated. Pujols used limes as balls and a milk carton as a glove when he was a kid.

A bodega shooting in Washington Heights, New York City, in 1996 was witnessed by Pujols and his father and grandmother.