José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980), better known as Albert Pujols (Spanish pronunciation: [puˈxols]), is a professional baseball player who has played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels. Currently a first baseman, Pujols is well-known for his ability to hit for both average and power. His consistency over his nine years in the Major Leagues has earned him the reputation as one of the best players of all time.
- It was amazing how quickly the silence fell on the crowd. It went from being so loud that you could barely hear the guys 20 feet away on the on-deck circle, to hearing my own footsteps loud and clear as I rounded the bases…that's never happened to me before.
- I consider myself a line drive hitter with power. I just try to put my best swing on the ball every time.
- When asked what type of hitter he would consider himself to be.
- Preparation is very important. The pitcher is going to do his job and prepare for you so you as a hitter must do the same. I always watch videotape of pitchers before the game and even sometimes during.
- When asked about the importance of preparation.
- My wife Deidre bought the game for my son A.J. and he's loved it ever since. So when we had the opportunity to become a part of it, I couldn't say no.
- I learned to play (baseball) on the streets in the Dominican Republic when I was 8 yrs old.
- When asked about how he learned to play baseball.