Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Maple Woods. Albert left Maple Woods early to pursue his baseball career. Cardinal fans are glad he did.
Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic.
Jose. Jose Alberto Pujols.
January 16, 1980. The actual birthdates of quite a few native Dominican and Cuban players have been in dispute. However, Albert's birthday is listed in the official Cardinals' media guide as being on January 16, 1980.
|Pujols cooled down at the end of the 2003 season to finish at what major league-leading batting average?||Albert Pujols
.359. Pujols edged out Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton (.358) for the crown. Helton himself is no stranger to close calls, as he edged out Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra for the major league lead in 2000 by a margin of .37241 to .37240.
|How many multi-home run games did Pujols record in the 2003 season?||Albert Pujols
Four. Pujols finished 4th in the National League with 43 home runs.
|Pujols dialed long distance 37 times in his rookie season of 2001. What former teammate of Pujols connected for 49 home runs in his 1987 rookie campaign?||Albert Pujols
Mark McGwire. McGwire's 49 dingers with the Oakland Athletics set a record rookie mark. He did not match this number again until 1996, the first of four consecutive 50+ home run seasons. He was forced out of baseball at the end of the 2001 season due to chronic knee injuries.
Bobby Bonilla hit three home runs with the Chicago White Sox/Pittsburgh Pirates in his 1986 rookie season. Ray Lankford did not debut at the major league level until 1990. And as for Stubby Clapp, I just like his name.
|In what round was Pujols selected in the 1999 rookie draft?||Albert Pujols
13th round. The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Pujols as the 402nd overall pick. From where he went on to tear up the minor leagues in 2000. Posting a combined .315 batting average with 19 home runs and 98 RBIs throughout all three levels of minor league ball, Pujols' season was topped off with a Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player award.
|Which was Pujol's jersey number when he joined the Cardinals?||Albert Pujols
5. 15 was Jim Edmonds, 3 was Bo Hart, and 23 was Cal Eldred.
|In his first three Major League seaons, Albert hit a total of 114 home runs. Albert was the ___ player to have put this record in his resume (most HRs by a player in his first 3 seasons)?||Albert Pujols
2nd. Albert hit 37-34-43 in 2001-02-03. Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh Pirates was the first to do this in his first three seasons, 1946-47-48, when he hit 23-51-40.
|How many positions did Albert play in his second season with St. Louis?||Albert Pujols
6. In 2002 he played first base, third base, left field, right field, designated hitter, and shortstop. His normal role was left field that season.
|In what year was Albert Pujols drafted by the Cardinals?||Albert Pujols
1999. He was drafted in the 13th round. If he continues to improve, he could be known as the biggest steal in the draft since Mike Piazza.
13th. The Boston Red Sox were going to draft him in the first round, but they passed on him.
|Who did Albert Pujols throw out the first pitch to, on opening day of the 2006 season?||Albert Pujols
Wille McGee. Chris Carpenter threw out the first pitch to Bob Gibson, while alongside Pujols who threw out the first pitch to Wille McGee.
Maple Woods Community College. Pujols went to a college in the same state in which he played baseball in his rookie season, Missouri. Pujols played in St. Louis, while the college is located in Kansas City.
|Albert Pujols had how many home runs after the 2006 season?||Albert Pujols
250. He is the youngest player to reach 250 home runs at the age of 26.