José Alberto Pujols Alcántara was born on January 16, 1980, he is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Nicknamed “The Machine” or “La Máquina” in Spanish, he played his first 11 seasons in MLB for the Cardinals, then played with the Los Angeles Angels for more than nine seasons before joining the Los Angeles Dodgers for half a season and then returning to the Cardinals in 2022 for what he has said would be his final season. Since 2020, he has been the oldest active MLB player.
Pujols is a highly regarded hitter who long showed a “combination of contact hitting ability, patience, and raw power.” He was the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2005, 2008, and 2009 and is an 11-time All-Star (2001, 2003–2010, 2015, 2022).
He is a six-time Silver Slugger who has twice led the NL in home runs, and he has also led the NL once each in batting average, doubles, and RBIs. With 14 seasons of 100 or more RBIs, he is one of only three players in MLB history to have topped 2,200 RBIs in his career.
In 2018, Pujols collected his 3,000th career hit, becoming the 32nd player in MLB history to reach that milestone. In 2022, Pujols hit his 700th home run off of Dodgers’ pitcher Phil Bickford, becoming the fourth player in MLB history to reach that milestone.
Albert Pujols Parents
Albert Pujols’s father Bienvenido Pujols, was a softball pitcher who struggled with alcoholism. Unfortunately, there is not much information about his mother.
Albert Pujols Wife
On January 1, 2000, Pujols wed Deidre Pujols. They have five kids together: Esther Grace, Albert Jr., Sophia, Ezra, and Isabella (Deidre’s daughter from a prior relationship). On April 4, 2022, Pujols filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, citing irreconcilable differences.
Albert Pujols Children
Albert Pujols have five kids together: Esther Grace, Albert Jr., Sophia, Ezra, and Isabella (Deidre’s daughter from a prior relationship)
Albert Pujols Siblings
Albert Pujols was the only child and as such, he has no siblings