José Alberto Pujols Alcántara is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball.
How old is Albert Pujols?
As of July 2022, Albert Pujols is 42 years old, he was born on January 16, 1980, which means he celebrates his birthday in January each year.
Who is Albert Pujols?
José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (Spanish pronunciation: [puˈxols]; born January 16, 1980) is a first baseman and designated hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the 13th round of the 1999 MLB draft.
In 2001, as a rookie, he was unanimously voted the NL Rookie of the Year. He is one of only five players in MLB history to have topped 2,000 RBIs in his career, surpassing Alex Rodriguez for third place on the official all-time list during the 2020 season. Albert Pujols was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and grew up in Independence, Missouri.
He was named an All-State athlete twice and batted .461 with 22 home runs as a freshman before deciding to enter the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft.
As a senior, he was walked 55 times intentionally, but he still hit eight home runs in 33 at-bats. One of his home runs traveled 450 feet (140 m), and he was given a baseball scholarship to Maple Woods Community College.