Alberto Pujols’s full name is José Alberto Pujols Alcántara. He is from the Dominican Republic and plays baseball as a first baseman and designated hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.
Born in January 1980 in the Dominican Republic, Alberto left his country and moved to the United States of America in 1996. He then played baseball in high school at the Fort Osage High School. He was named an All-State athlete twice throughout his non-professional career in high school.
Alberto graduated from high school in December 1998. He earned a baseball scholarship to attend Maple Woods Community College. He accepted the scholarship and played for the college’s baseball team for just one season.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted him out of college during the 13th round of the 402nd overall pick in the 1999 MLB draft. The Cardinals initially offered him a $10,000 signing bonus but he refused to sign with them the reason being the signing bonus was not enough.
The Cardinals then increased their bonus offer to $60,000 before he signed with them. He played for the Cardinals till 2011. He signed a 10-year contract of $254 million with the Los Angeles Angels in December 2011.
Albero signed a one-year major league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team in May 2021. A year after in March 2022, Alberto went back to play for the St Louis Cardinals after signing a one-year contract with them.
Alberto Pujols Salary: How Much Is St. Louis Cardinals Paying Albert Pujols?
Alberto Pujols is paid an annual salary of $2.5 million by the St Louis Cardinals organisation.