Albert Pujols is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Pujols is a three-time MVP and a four-time MVP runner-up. He won two World Series with the Cardinals, in 2006 and 2011. But after the 2011 championship, Pujols left St. Louis for a $240 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels.
Albert Pujols is back in St. Louis in his No. 5 uniform after over 10 years away. He made his 22nd first day of the season start as the Cardinals took on the Pirates.
The Cardinals won 9-0. His comeback to the Cardinals was declared similarly as spring training in Florida was ending. He returns as an assigned hitter, a position new to the National League this year.
The homecoming made for a particularly glad occasion for fans, whose energetic reaction showed that any bad sentiments from Pujols’ 2011 takeoff from the team is no problem now.
When Pujols joined the team in 2001, he immediately made an impact, says Derrick Goold, the lead Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Meet Isabella Pujols Albert Pujols’ Daughter
Albert Pujols has three daughters; Isabella Pujols, Esther Grace Pujols and Sophia Pujols. On their first date at the Cheesecake Factory in Kansas City, Deidre told Albert that she had an infant daughter, Isabella, who had Down syndrome.