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St. Louis 5, Baltimore 3

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols went three for three and Mike Matheny and Bill Ortega had two hits and an RBI apiece Wednesday as the St. Louis Cardinals posted a 5-3 victory ove

Cards sign 3b Pujols

JUPITER, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Cardinals hsve signed Rookie of the Year Albert Pujols to a one-year contract that reportedly ranks as one of the most lucrative for a player with

Bonds wins record fourth NL MVP

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Barry Bonds captured his unprecedented fourth Most Valuable Player Award on Monday, capping one of the greatest offensive seasons in baseball history.

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Pujois unanimous NL rookie of year

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols forced his way onto the St. Louis Cardinals with a stellar spring training and never stopped there. One of the biggest surprises in baseball this

Pujois unaimous NL rookie of year

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols forced his way onto the St. Louis Cardinals with a stellar spring training and never stopped there. One of the biggest surprises in baseball this

Pujois unanimous NL rookie of yearjus

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols forced his way onto the St. Louis Cardinals with a stellar spring training and never stopped there. One of the biggest surprises in baseball this

Bonds named MVP in Players Choice

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants superstar outfielder Barry Bonds was named Player of the Year on Sunday as part of the Players Choice Awards.

Mariners, Giants lead Silver Slugger team

SEATTLE, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, second baseman Bret Boone and designated hitter Edgar Martinez of the Seattle Mariners highlighted the 2001 Louisville Silver Slugger

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Yankees, D'Backs in World Series

Bonds gets top award

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- After his tremendous offensive season, San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds was the obvious choice of his peers as The Sporting News' Player of the Year.
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St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols looks into the dugout as he trots towards first base after hitting a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 11, 2009. Pujols hit a grand slam home run in his previous at bat in the 11-2 win over Houston. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980), better known as Albert Pujols (Spanish pronunciation: ), is a Dominican professional baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. Currently a first baseman, Pujols is considered one of the top players in Major League Baseball, and was the most feared hitter in baseball in 2008, according to a poll of all 30 MLB managers.

He won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2001, and has since been selected as an All-Star nine times, and has won the National League Most Valuable Player Award three times. He has also twice won the National League Hank Aaron Award, and has a World Series ring from the Cardinals 2006 title.

At the end of the 2010 season, he led all active players in batting average (.331), slugging percentage (.624), and on-base percentage (.426), and ranked among the Top 40 leading home run hitters in Major League Baseball history. He was selected by ESPN.com as the greatest player of the decade from 2000–09. He stands 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), weighs 230 pounds (100 kg), bats and throws right-handed.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Albert Pujols."
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