He may have traded his red and white Cardinals jersey for one in California, but Albert Pujols’ foundation still appears to have a firm place in St. Louis.
Cardinals fan Andy Mauch didn’t want to believe it when Albert Pujols left for the Anaheim Angels last winter. So he didn’t.
Not even the urging of his two young sons, Jackson and Ethan, or the chiding of teammate Kyle Lohse could pressure Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday into grabbing an iron and taking a whack at a par-3 on Monday at The Country Club of St. Albans.
Albert Pujols can appear cynical and defensive, sometimes even annoyed and terse, when talking about himself and baseball — his swing, his slump, his success, his shortcomings.
While Albert Pujols may be a nine-time All-Star and three-time National League MVP, the Angels first baseman pulls no punches in describing his golf game.
Over the past decade, Albert Pujols has been one of the most accomplished hitters in the game, amassing 400 plus home runs while winning three National League MVP awards, being named an NL All-Star nine times and winning a pair of World Series rings.
Angels slugger Albert Pujols visits with Shane Turulski, 9, of Hockessin, Del., before the Wednesday, June 27, 2012, game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Pujols is the favorite player of Shane, who has muscular dystrophy.
People with Down syndrome who live in Kansas City, Nashville, Tenn., and Southern California could soon be dancing with Albert Pujols, whose charity announced plans Monday to expand beyond its St. Louis base.
Albert Pujols’ brown eyes suddenly warm from the slugger’s low simmer to a child’s flicker on this spring morning in the Angels’ clubhouse.