Albert the Great: The Albert Pujols Story

Albert the Great: The Albert Pujols Story

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by Rob Rains
     
 

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Description: No player in the history of baseball has burst onto the scene like the Cardinals' Albert Pujols. His first four seasons have been matched statiscally by only Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio through the same point in their Hall of Fame careers. Moving from the Dominican Republic when he was 15 years old was the break Pujols needed to turn himself into

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Description: No player in the history of baseball has burst onto the scene like the Cardinals' Albert Pujols. His first four seasons have been matched statiscally by only Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio through the same point in their Hall of Fame careers. Moving from the Dominican Republic when he was 15 years old was the break Pujols needed to turn himself into one of the best players in the game today. He was only a 13th-round draft choice out of a small junior college, but all Pujols needed was one season in the low minor leagues, with 14 career at bats above Class A, before he was ready for the major leagues. Pujols' career began with a monstrous Rookie of the Year campaign, and he has not slowed down yet, finishing as the runnerup to Barry Bonds in the National League's MVP voting the last two years and likely to finish in the top three in voting again this season. He appears to be the most likely candidate in the game today to become the next Triple Crown winner and perhaps the next hitter to challenge the .400 mark.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582618920
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Rob Rains is the author or co-author of nine sports books, including "Mark McGwire: Home Run Hero" for St. Martin's Press. He also wrote "The St. Louis Cardinals: The 100th Anniversary History," as well as co-authored "Red: A Baseball Life" with Cardinal Hall of Famer, Red Schoendienst, and "Jack Buck: That's a Winner!" with broadcaster Jack Buck. A frequent contributor to "The Sporting News," Rains lives with his family in St. Louis.

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Albert the Great: The Albert Pujols Story 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love him!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is kind of disappointing to read for me because being from St.Louis, I grew up with him as my hero. Now that he is gone... its just too painful to read. It really shows younthe kind of integrity the players have. No matter how much they say they love a state or team, if theres more money elsewhere, they will take it. Good luck Pujols. And St. Louis will be just fine without you. Who knows, maybe my next hero will be someone with integrity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this book was free I wouldnt.. O fer April go al enjoy yer money. CARDS will be great without you!!!!!!!!!