Jose Alberto Pujols (Prince Albert, Phat Albert or The Machine)

Positions: First Baseman, Leftfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 230 lb.


Born: January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, D.R.
High School: Fort Osage (Independence, MO)
Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed August 17, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 2, 2001
Team: Cardinals 2001-2011
2012 Contract Status: Signed thru 2011, 8 yrs/$111M (04-11) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2010): 9.000, Free Agent: 2012 [*], Agents: Dan Lozano [*]

Albert Pujols,Albert Pujols Biography and Story Life - José Alberto Pujols was born on January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In 1996, at the age of 16 years, Albert Pujols moved to the United States, settling in the Kansas City area. He graduated from Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri, after winning twice all state honors in baseball. Made a name for himself at Maple Woods Community College where he earned a baseball scholarship and was drafted by the Cardinals in round 13 of the 1999 draft free agent. Pujols was signed by Dave Karaff baseball scouts. After only one year in the minors, Pujols was invited to training camp with the cards. His performance was so good that you never sent to farm equipment.Albert Pujols Biography and Story Life -

In 2001, Pujols, however, sufficient numbers to win NL Rookie of the Year Award. In both 2002 and 2003, Pujols finished second to Barry Bonds National League MVP voting. Alberto .359 batting average at the end of the 2003 season was his first NL title bar, for seven years and $ 100 million contract to play baseball in St. Louis for the 2010 season. Most people know that Albert Pujols as a baseball player and that is what is known, no doubt. While his baseball career is undeniably incredible, you wonder who is the man behind all that power and an equally impressive offensive and defensive play. When he was born, where he resides, and where it comes from? These are general questions about a young Albert Pujols becomes more and more famous Major League
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