Albert Pujols made his name playing for the St. Louis Cardinals for the first 11 years of his career. According to the latest MLB rumors, the current Los Angeles Angels first baseman wants to return to St. Louis and get the closure he is looking for.
However, it’s not necessarily via a trade, which is impossible at the moment, but during interleague play between the Angels and Cardinals. In an interview with Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Pujols said that he likes to have the same moment David Freese had when he returned to Busch Stadium last weekend.
“To tell you the truth, it is what it is, but I would love to get back to St. Louis, to play a game there,” Pujols said.
“I always tell people I came there a little boy and I left there a grown man. It would be pretty emotional, too. I’m a pretty emotional guy. It would be fun. It would be important when that moment comes. I don’t have to think about it until that moment comes,” he added.
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Pujols also mentioned that he was very excited watching Freese come back to St. Louis even as a part of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Freese and Pujols played together in the Gateway City for three seasons and were teammates again in Los Angeles from 2014 to 2015.
Both players were a major part of the Cardinals’ 2011 World Series-winning team that defeated the Texas Rangers in seven games. Freese was named the Finals MVP while Pujols did his job by getting the hits when the team needed it.
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Albert Pujols was drafted by the Cardinals in the 13th round of the 1999 MLB Draft with the 402nd overall pick. He made his major league debut in 2001 and was selected to play in his first All-Star Game that same year.
King Albert was also named the 2001 NL Rookie of the Year and helped the Cardinals win the 2006 World Series. He is a three-time NL MVP and is a member of the 500 home run club. Pujols left St. Louis in 2011 when he signed a ten-year, $210 million deal with the Angels.
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