Albert Pujols Biography

Published On Feb 17, 2018
Facts of Albert Pujols
Date of Birth: 1980 , January-16
Birth Nation: Dominican Republic
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
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At the age of 16, Albert Pujols shifted to the United States from the Dominican Republic along with his family and settled in Independence, Missouri. Speaking little English, his transitions to life in America was helped by baseball career and he turned out to be a phenomenon from the start. 

Albert batted over 500 in his first season at "Fort Osage High School" in Independence and earned all-state honors twice and fro the same school, he did his schooling. Later, he joined Maple Woods Community College in the Kansas City, where he played baseball for one season before St. Louis Cardinals selected him. He played for the Cardinals for 11 seasons, contributing to two World Series championships. He was also chosen as the NL Rookie of the Year in 2001, being the Rookie of Cardinals.

Further, Albert made a 10-year contract with the Los Angels and regarded as one of a hard hitter, who has skills of a "combination of contact hitting ability, patience, and raw power. He is the winner of six Silver Slugger and also has twice led the NL in home runs. His batting average is 305, walk rate is 11.2%, and Isolated Power is 256. He is also considered as a strong future candidate for the Hall of Fame.

Albert holds dual nationality American and Dominican and belongs to white ethnicity. He married his long-time girlfriend, Deidre. Albert and his wife Deidre, after their marriage, gave birth to five children Isabella, Albert, Jr., Sophia, Ezra, and Esther Grace. He lives a happy married life along with his wife and children. There is no any rumor of divorce between the couple.  He is very helpful to the people with Down syndrome. He has a good friendship with Robinson Canó

Albert is one of the wealthiest baseball players whose current net worth is estimated to be $140 million. He made $240 million with the Angels before the 2012 season as heavily backloaded. His contract includes milestone bonuses of $3 million for 3,000 hits and $7 million for a record 763 home runs. He has a collection of fancy luxurious cars of numerous brands. His annual salary from endorsements is $7 million. 

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Born in Dominican Republic

January 16 , 1980

Albert was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and grew up there along with his family. Currently, he is 38-year-old and his birth sign is Capricorn.

Became first player to get four hits

October 22 , 2009

During the third game of the World Series, Albert became the first player to get at least four hits, two home runs, and five RBIs in a World Series game in a 16–7 victory over the Rangers.

 

Hit 499th and 500th home run

April 22 , 2014

As a popular baseball player, Albert hit the 499 and 500 home runs of his career off of Taylor Jordan in a game between the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.

 

Married Deidre

January 1 , 2000

Albert married his long-time girlfriend Deidre. He has five children namely Isabella, Albert, Jr., Sophia, Ezra, and Esther Grace. He lives a happy married life along with his wife and children. 

Total Net worth

2018

Albert is one of the richest baseball players who earn a tremendous amount of money from his professional career. As of 2018, his current net worth is estimated to be $140 million.