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Albert Pujols Hits His First Major League Home Run.

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Published on Apr 7, 2013

At the age of 21 Albert Pujols steps in for his second career at bat and proceeds to hit a monster game tying 2 run home run, like John rooney and Mike Shannon say ``will not be nearly the last``, finished his rookie year as rookie of the year, 4th in mvp voting hitting .329, 112 runs scored, 194 hits, 47 doubles, 37 home runs, 130 RBIs... at 21 years of age.

Current Team: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim -- No. 5
Position: First baseman
Born: January 16, 1980, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut: April 2, 2001 for the St. Louis Cardinals,

Career highlights and awards:
9× All-Star (2001, 2003--2010)
2× World Series champion (2006, 2011)
3× NL MVP (2005, 2008, 2009)
2× NL Hank Aaron Award (2003, 2009)
6× Silver Slugger Award (2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)
2× Gold Glove Award (2006, 2010)
1× NL Rookie of the Year (2001)
1× NLCS MVP (2004)
1× Roberto Clemente Award (2008)
1× NL Batting champion (2003)
2× NL home run champion (2009, 2010)
1× NL RBI champion (2010)

-10 Straight season with 100+ RBIs(would be 12 seasons but was 1 short in 2011 with 99 RBI, his last season with cards.)

-Hes never hit less then 30 home runs in a season in his career.

-Fun Fact: Albert Hit a grand slam and turned an unassisted triple play in his first college game.

Career statistics:
(13 Years)
Batting average : .325
Hits: 2,246
Doubles: 504
Home runs: 475
Runs batted in: 1,434
Stolen bases: 92
OBP: .414
Walks: 1033
Slug%: .608
OPS: 1.022

Career post season numbers:
(7 Yrs, 15 Series)
71 Games: AVG: .330, 54 Runs, 18 home runs, 52 RBIs, 48 Walks, 1.046 OPS.

Teams:
St. Louis Cardinals (2001--2011)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2012--present)

Automatic hall of famer and will go down as one of the greatest hitters ever.

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