Albert Pujols RUMORS & NEWS

  • Albert Pujols, Justin Verlander Named 2022 MLB Comeback Players of the Year

    Bleacher Report "Two of baseball's biggest stars put together tremendous bounce-back seasons in 2022. St. Louis Cardinals great Albert Pujols and Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander were named the National League and American League Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, on..." November 22

  • Albert Pujols Signs Retirement Papers, Officially Won't Return in 2023

    Bleacher Report "St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols' performance in the second half of the season proved that he still has a lot left in the tank, but he won't be backing off his retirement plans. According to MLB Network's Mark Feinsand, Pujols officially signed his retirement..." November 01

  • Astros' Martín Maldonado banned from using illegal bat gifted by Albert Pujols

    USA Today "Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado used an illegal bat in Game 1 of the World Series on Friday, which was gifted to him by Albert Pujols – a model that the future Hall of Famer was allowed to use because he was grandfathered in. In 2010, Major League Baseball tightened..." October 31

  • Astros catcher gets World Series gift from Albert Pujols

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado might have some good luck on his side when the World Series opens Friday. Maldonado received a shipment of a half-dozen bats from former teammate Albert Pujols, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. " October 28

  • Albert Pujols almost retired amid June slump

    The Score "Albert Pujols' magical finish to his storied career almost never happened. Mired in a serious slump that saw him go without a home run in the month of June, the St. Louis Cardinals slugger considered walking away from the team rather than completing his final..." October 07

  • In magical final season, one last playoff push for Albert Pujols

    ESPN "The 35-foot walk from the on-deck circle to the batter's box at Busch Stadium has become habitual to Albert Pujols. He has made it more than 2,000 times throughout his career (4,000 if you count the old place). But something about it felt different on Sept. 2, when he was announced as..." October 06

  • Cardinals' Albert Pujols passes Babe Ruth for second on all-time RBI list with career home run No. 703

    CBS Sports "Albert Pujols' milestone-rich final season in Major League Baseball continued apace on Monday, as he claimed sole possession of second place on the the all-time RBI list. Coming into Monday night's game in Pittsburgh, Pujols had been tied with Babe Ruth at 2,214 RBI.  In..." October 04

  • Albert Pujols not worried about HR ball for No. 700: 'Souvenirs are for the fans'

    The Score "St. Louis Cardinals legend and future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols isn't concerned about getting the ball he blasted into the bleachers at Dodger Stadium for his 700th career home run. "Souvenirs are for the fans," Pujols said postgame Friday..." September 24

  • Albert Pujols on Reaching 700 HRs: 'It Was Always About Winning Championships'

    Bleacher Report "St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols called hitting his 700th home run "pretty special" but said he won't focus too much on his individual accomplishments until retirement. Pujols, who became the fourth player in MLB history to reach the 700-homer plateau Friday..." September 24

  • MLB Network host absolutely nailed his stunning Albert Pujols prediction

    Larry Brown Sports "Greg Asminger of MLB Network shall henceforth be known as Nostradamus. Albert Pujols made history on Friday night when he belted the 700th home run of his career. The 42-year-old became just the fourth player in MLB history to hit that mark. Most people were skeptical that Pujols..." September 24

  • Cardinals' Albert Pujols becomes fourth MLB player to hit 700 career home runs

    USA Today "In what may be a fitting capstone to a Hall of Fame career, Albert Pujols on Friday connected for his 700th home run as a major leaguer, a feat accomplished by only three other sluggers in baseball history. The milestone homer – Pujols' second of the night – came in..." September 24

  • Here's how close Albert Pujols is to 700 home runs

    ESPN "Albert Pujols is one of the greatest hitters of all time, a force at the plate who racked up three MVP awards and two World Series titles. Now, near the end of his incredible career, he's about to add a rare honor to his collection of achievements. Pujols..." September 17

  • Ball Hawk Zack Hample Says Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols Will Get HR Balls If He Catches Them

    TMZ "If Zack Hample does what he does best, he'll end up with at least one of Albert Pujols or Aaron Judge's historic and record-breaking home run balls ... and he tells TMZ Sports they'll be in good hands -- 'cause they'd be going back to the..." September 15

  • Albert Pujols had amazing gesture for fans who caught his milestone HR ball

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols continues to be pure class in his final MLB season. The St. Louis Cardinals veteran lifted career homer No. 697 into the stands during Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the blast, Pujols passed Alex Rodriguez for fourth all-time on the MLB home..." September 13

  • Truly astonishing stat about Serena Williams, Albert Pujols goes viral

    Larry Brown Sports "Just how long have Serena Williams and Albert Pujols been getting the job done at a high level? One incredible stat that went viral helps tell the story. Baseball blogger Dan Clark shared a tweet Tuesday morning that left sports fans astounded. The tweet noted that on August 29, 2001..." August 30

  • Albert Pujols Breaks Barry Bonds Record, Homers Off 450th Different Pitcher

    Bleacher Report "Albert Pujols is certainly going out on a high note. The St. Louis Cardinals slugger hit the 15th home run of what will be his final season during Monday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. The long ball, which was the 694th of his legendary career, came off Reds reliever Ross..." August 30

  • Albert Pujols goes viral for awesome gesture to young Cardinals fan

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols is having a historic season with the St. Louis Cardinals, and one young fan now has an awesome piece of memorabilia from the incredible run. A boy who was seated behind the visiting dugout at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night held up a sign that read “Albert can we..." August 25

  • Amid Magical Career Resurgence, Will Albert Pujols Actually Reach 700 Home Runs?

    Bleacher Report "Albert Pujols is back with the St. Louis Cardinals? Well, isn't that a nice story. There wasn't much else to say about the situation when Pujols and the Cardinals reunited in March after 10 years apart. As cool as it was that the future first-ballot Hall of Famer was..." August 24

  • Cardinals' Albert Pujols crushes grand slam vs. Rockies for career home run No. 690

    CBS Sports "Cardinals designated hitter Albert Pujols launched the 690th home run of his career on Thursday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies (GameTracker). Pujols' blast, a pinch-hit grand slam, occurred in the third inning and put St. Louis up by a 10-0..." August 18

  • Albert Pujols still plans to retire despite recent surge, not chasing 700 HRs

    MLB.com "Baseball fans in St. Louis, often admittedly irrational people who tend to form opinions with their hearts instead of their heads, had seen a sad story like this play out before -- and within a few short weeks, their whispers morphed into grumbles. Was Albert Pujols coming..." August 16

  • Cardinals' Albert Pujols Reportedly Will Compete in 2022 MLB Home Run Derby

    Bleacher Report "In the final All-Star week of his legendary career, Albert Pujols is going out with a bang. Not only will he be a legacy member of the National League roster in the All-Star Game, but Pujols will also compete in the 2022 Home Run Derby, according to The Athletic's Katie..." July 11

  • Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera headed to All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera will play in the 2022 All-Star Game on July 19 at Dodger Stadium, commissioner Rob Manfred announced Friday. Pujols and Cabrera are two of only three players in baseball history with 3,000 hits, 500 homers and 600 doubles, along with the late Hall of..." July 08

  • Albert Pujols an All-Star? CBA allows commissioner to add legends to roster

    The Athletic "Picture the moment: Albert Pujols stepping to the plate as a pinch-hitter for the National League, the crowd at Dodger Stadium giving him a standing ovation, one final All-Star salute in his spectacular 22-year career. The moment could happen at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles on..." July 05