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Albert Pujols

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Star first baseman who led the St. Louis Cardinals to World Series Championships in 2006 and 2011. He was named National League MVP three times and won the NL home run title twice. After 11 years with the Cardinals, he joined the Los Angeles Angels in 2012.

Before Fame

He moved from New York City to Independence, Missouri with his grandmother in 1996 after he witnessed a shooting.


He was named National League Rookie of the Year in 2001 after hitting 37 home runs, tallying 130 RBIs, and batting .329.

Family Life

He married Deidre Corona in 2000. He has two sons, Albert Jr. and Ezra, and two daughters, Isabella and Sophia.

Associated With

He and Barry Bonds were two of the MLB's most dangerous hitters in the early 20th century, but Pujols was never the subject of serious performance-enhancing drug allegations.