That brings us to October 30, 1B Albert Pujols elected free agency. Twice earned all-state honors in baseball Remarkably, his batting average on balls in play was. Batted in the No. Finished the season with home runs, ranking 45th all-time and with the most ever by a player in his first10 ML seasons.
However, his offensive production lagged behind his career levels the first month of the season. He also became the first player to hit career home runs and in the same game. James Andrews decided that Pujols did not need Tommy John surgery at that time.
Drew career walk number 1, on June 24, just one of 12 active players with 1, free passes Other nicknames include "The Machine" and "Prince Albert. Only Simmons has a longer streak of RBI seasons at the beginning of a career, with Led Cardinals team and all MLB first basemen with his 16 stolen bases Transaction September 3, Los Angeles Angels transferred 1B Albert Pujols from the day disabled list to the day disabled list.
Was selected to his eighth consective 9th overall National League All-Star team, the top vote getter in the Majors for the second consecutive season. Louis Cardinals — [ edit ] Early career — [ edit ] Pujols preparing to hit During spring training inincumbent first baseman Mark McGwire said to Cardinals manager Tony La Russa that if he did not promote Pujols to the major league roster, "it might be one of the worst moves you make in your career.
Led the Majors with 21 game-winning RBI Took part in HR Derby, advancing to 2nd round after winning "swing-off" tie-breaker following 1st round Aided by the mid-season acquisition of Matt Holliday who replaced Ryan Ludwick as the cleanup hitter and the emergence of Adam Wainwright who led the NL in winsthe Cardinals returned to the playoffs after a two-year hiatus.
Surround him with merely average talents and you can win. By any other standard, Pujols may be unplayable next season. Logged 16th career walk-off hit second with Angels with a solo home run in 19th inning Aug.
That, though, is what the Angels need to do if they want to get Trout and company back to the postseason. The Cardinals called the surgery a "success," and Dr.
Marked first walk-off home run as an Angel and 11th of career Collected 2,th hit, a double on July 29 vs. Became 70th player to reach mark, just one of two actives Alex RodriguezGet all the latest stats, fantasy news, videos and more on Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols at mi-centre.com: Jan 16, Watch video · Pujols is one of the greatest hitters in baseball history and a future first-ballot Hall of Famer.
He's also a big reason why the Angels may not contend next season.
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