Albert Pujols: only player in MLB history to have 13 30-HR seasons within first 15 seasons of his career
L.A. Daily News "The great Ernie Banks once said, “It’s a great day for a ballgame. Let’s play two.” Certainly, Monday was much nicer than Sunday, when the Angels and Boston Red Sox were rained out. The Angels had not been rained out at home since 1995, so it was rare. As are doubleheaders these days. When..." July 21
CBS Sports "As is the case annually, the Monday before the All-Star Game -- known simply as All-Star Monday -- will feature the main event that is the Home Run Derby. The contestants for the event were revealed Wednesday night and here they are: Kris Bryant, Cubs Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays Prince Fielder,..." July 08
The Score "Roughly 24 hours before he takes the field for the American League at the 2015 All-Star Game, Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will put his magical swing on display at Great American Ball Park for the annual Home Run Derby. Pujols, who will appear in his 10th career All-Star Game..." July 08
Sporting News "Two hits, two milestones for Albert Pujols on Tuesday. The Angels first baseman tied Mickey Mantle on the all-time home run list with No. 536, a fifth-inning shot against the Rays' Nathan Karns. Albert and The Mick are now together in 16th place. Next up: Mike Schmidt, who hit 548 home runs." June 10
Sporting News "Albert Pujols passed Jimmie Foxx for 17th all-time on the home run list with a first inning blast off of C.C. Sabathia. It's his 535th career home run, and he's now only one behind Mickey Mantle for 16th all-time." June 08
The Score "Albert Pujols continues to pad his resume in preparation for Cooperstown. The Los Angeles Angels first baseman tied Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx for 17th in all-time home runs with his 534th Tuesday. Pujols has been on an absolute tear, as his 429-foot solo shot off Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris..." June 03
Orange County Register " Albert Pujols left the Angels game in the fifth inning Wednesday night after being hit in the left hand by a pitch an inning earlier. He was diagnosed with a contusion. There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury." May 21
Los Angeles Times "Angels slugger Albert Pujols will miss at least a few games because of a tight left hamstring, an injury he suffered in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics, but Manager Mike Scioscia is “not anticipating” that Pujols will go on the disabled..." April 30
Sporting News "Angels first baseman Albert Pujols exited Wednesday's game against the Athletics with left hamstring tightness, the team announced. Pujols, 35, singled in the sixth inning off Dan Otero, but pulled up short of the base and walked the rest of the way before grabbing his hamstring as he arrived." April 30
The Score "Albert Pujols' two-run home run Wednesday further cemented the Los Angeles Angels slugger as one of the best power hitters in Major League Baseball history. The nine-time All-Star deposited an 87-mph offering form Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma into the upper deck of Safeco..." April 09
Orange County Register "For the first time in three years, Albert Pujols showed up to spring training without any medical issues to discuss. And he talked about retiring anyway. Don't be shocked. Pujols was talking about a hypothetical that requires a lot of work from a 9-year-old girl and a change in Olympic..." February 23
Hardball Talk "According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Albert Pujols was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Mariners in the fourth inning with a left hamstring cramp. Pujols clutched at the back of his leg while running to second base on a bases-clearing double off Hisashi Iwakuma in the..." September 16
Hardball Talk "Early on this season Albert Pujols was healthy and looked pretty close to his old, MVP-winning self, playing every day for the Angels and hitting .302 with 10 homers and a .965 OPS through 32 games. Unfortunately his production has slipped and now he’s hurt again, sitting out Saturday and..." June 23
Efren Navarro is up, and he's playing first base tonight. Albert Pujols is out of the lineup. #Angels
SI "Albert Pujols is now a member of one of baseball’s most exclusive clubs. With a pair of homers against Washington, Pujols is now the 26th player in baseball history to hit 500 career homers. Pujols becomes the first player since Gary Sheffield in 2009 to reach 500 career homers, and joins Alex..." April 23
USA Today "The question was asked of Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols early in spring training, but it still gnaws at him on this quiet morning. Are you motivated to put up the same numbers as Mike Trout? Pujols stares ahead in disbelief. "Can you imagine someone saying that to me?"..." March 06
USA Today "As a three-time MVP, a .321 career hitter with 492 home runs and a certain Hall of Famer when he retires, Albert Pujols has no need to listen to critics, especially those ripping on his huge contract. Oh, but how he would love to silence them. Pujols, who is trying to bounce back from the..." February 22
MLB.com "Josh Hamilton shut it down for a month, and Albert Pujols swung a bat earlier than ever. Hamilton added 28 pounds to provide more power, and Pujols shed seven and expects to be quicker. Hamilton takes solace in talking about his current challenge, and Pujols scoffs at the notion there even is..." February 21
Albert Pujols looking as trim as he normally does in Spring Training. No restrictions to start camp. #Angels
MLB.com "Angels manager Mike Scioscia reiterated Thursday that he prefers to keep Mike Trout and Albert Pujols connected in the lineup, which means the 2-3-4 spots figure to be Trout-Pujols-Josh Hamilton, respectively, and that a new leadoff man will have to emerge. Kole Calhoun still looks like the..." February 13
Pujols on Jeter: "On and off field, he's the way you want your kids to grow up, Only Jesus is perfect, but he's pretty close to that guy."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A lawsuit that could have pitted one former Cardinals slugger against another over allegations of performance-enhancing drug use has been resolved as Jack Clark issued a public retraction for his comments made about three-time MVP Albert Pujols. Pujols will drop the lawsuit he filed against..." February 11
Also on Hot Stove, Pujols has had “normal” offseason, hitting since Oct. Why that is so vital for #Angels
MLB.com "Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is spending the early portion of the offseason in his native Dominican Republic, taking part in the annual mission trip via his foundation and training at Estadio Quisqueya in Santo Domingo. Speaking to on-site reporters via ESPNDeportes Radio earlier this..." November 16
Jerry Dipoto: Albert Pujols progressing well, scheduled to take live BP tomorrow.
MLB.com "If there was ever any doubt that Albert Pujols would have a normal offseason, there's this: He's already begun to swing the bat. Pujols, who will leave for his annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic later this week, spent the last two months of the regular season rehabbing from a..." November 05
Los Angeles Times "It didn’t take long for legal proceedings between Albert Pujols and Jack Clark to get ugly as an attorney representing Clark accused Pujols of using a false name and challenged the Angels slugger to tale a polygraph test to determine if Pujols is telling the truth when he claims he never used..." October 16
Sporting News "Former major league star Jack Clark says he will take a lie-detector test about his allegations that Albert Pujols took performance-enhancing drugs — if Pujols will do the same. Clark a four-time All-Star who played in the majors from 1975 to 1992 made the offer in a letter sent from his..." October 15
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Former Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols is suing former Cardinals star Jack Clark over comments Clark made accusing Pujols of using steroids. The suit was filed Friday in St. Louis County. On Aug. 2 Clark said during his The King and the Ripper radio program on WGNU 920 AM that he knew "for a..." October 04
CBS Sports "The two-year downhill toboggan run of owner Arte Moreno's broken franchise has created a suffocatingly tense atmosphere throughout the organization best illustrated by a team meeting last August in which All-Star Torii Hunter had to be physically restrained from punching out $240 million man..." August 24
Halo Hangout "The 2013 season for Albert Pujols is over. According to numerous sources the Angels announced today that he is now officially out for the remainder of the season. The first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels had been suffering from plantar fasciitis all season but had to decided to play through..." August 19
It's official: #Angels 1B Albert Pujols is out for season.
SB Nation "Chris Mihlfeld said that Jack Clark's statements regarding Pujols' alleged PED use "are simply not true." Chris Mihlfeld the former personal trainer of Albert Pujols has forcefully denied the claim that he told Jack Clark that Pujols used PEDs reports Craig Calcaterra of Hardball..." August 10
Fox Sports "Albert Pujols threatened legal action after former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark accused the Angels star of using performance-enhancing drugs on his radio show this week and now Clark reportedly is out of a job. The company that put Clark and co-host Kevin Slaten on the air announced it has cut..." August 10
Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols will likely sit out the rest of the season after suffering a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot Friday night an injury that forced the Angels slugger to the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Manager Mike Scioscia said that Pujols who hit .258 with 17 home runs and 64..." July 29
#Angels Albert Pujols will be out "a significant amount of time" Scioscia said possibly the rest of the season.
#Angels DH Albert Pujols to DL with partial tear of the left plantar fascia. Kole Calhoun recalled from triple-A Salt Lake.
MLB.com "Albert Pujols was out of the Angels' lineup and back in Southern California for Saturday's game against the Athletics having his nagging left foot evaluated after aggravating it during Friday night's ninth-inning at-bat. Asked if Pujols' absence will extend longer than a day Angels manager Mike..." July 28
If #Angels DH Albert Pujols tore plantar fascia ligament it could eliminate need for surgery. But he'd probably miss rest of this season.
Scioscia on Pujols: "It's sorer than anything he's dealt with." Dont be surprised if this is finally the DL for Pujols. #Angels
SI "The plantar fasciitis in Albert Pujols’ left foot has become so painful that he will likely be unable to play first base for an extended period of time, according to the Los Angeles Times‘ Bill Shaikan. Pujols said of the injury, an inflammation of the tissue that stretches across the bottom of..." April 21
Orange County Register "The Angels have been slumping this April just like they were slumping last April. The only difference has been Albert Pujols. Fittingly, Pujols was the one to break the Angels' five-game losing streak Saturday night. Down a run on the Houston Astros with two outs in the ninth and runners at..." April 14
Will certainly check to see why Pujols is DHing twice in a row. #Angels
Albert Pujols DH today for #Angels. Scioscia ha said he would get him off of his feet. Trumbo 1B
Orange County Register "A year ago Albert Pujols began his first season with the Angels with 240 million reasons to have a great year, and 240 million reasons why it could never be great enough. In the first year of his 10-year, $240 million contract, Pujols carried the weight of unimaginable expectations on his..." April 01
Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols is wearing custom orthotics for the first time in his career, and he has to spend a little extra time in the training room, but those are the only concessions the Angels first baseman has made for the plantar fasciitis in his left foot. “I’ve had it for the last seven years; is..." March 20
Orange County Register "Just when Albert Pujols' knee was nearly crossed off the list of medical questions for the Angels, there is a new wrinkle. After Pujols played his first innings of the spring in the field Tuesday, Manager Mike Scioscia revealed that his slugger has also been battling plantar fasciitis in his..." March 20
Sosh said Pujols' knee is responding well, but is dealing with a little plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Will DH or play 1B tomorrow.
MLB.com "Even with all the speculation about when Albert Pujols' knee will be fully healthy and when he'll be able to play in the field, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the timetable for his star first baseman is relatively clear in his mind. Pujols, who had offseason knee surgery, should play in the..." March 16