Ten fun facts about Albert Pujols

Fact 1
He stands 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall, weighs 230 pounds (100 kg), and bats and throws right-handed.

Fact 2
He previously played for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fact 3
He is the only player in major league history to bat at least .300 with 30 or more home runs and 100 or more runs batted in in his first 10 seasons.

Fact 4
He also is the first player to accumulate at least 500 doubles in his first 12 seasons.

Fact 5
Pujols was born in the Dominican Republic, but he moved to the United States in 1996.

Fact 6
He won his first National League MVP Award in 2005.

Fact 7
He won his first World Series in 2006 when the Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers in five games.

Fact 8
His swing has been praised for its consistency.

Fact 9
In 2005, Albert and Deidre Pujols launched the Pujols Family Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to their “commitment to faith, family and others.” The organization promotes awareness of Down syndrome and works to support those who have it and their families, aids the poor in the Dominican Republic, and supports people with disabilities and/or life threatening illnesses.

Fact 10
Pujols is among the top 10 players of all-time in three categories.

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Short about Albert Pujols
is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball.