Albert Pujols may be leaving the St. Louis Cardinals, but in his years with the organization, he's hit more than 400 home runs.
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Look Back: Albert Pujols Cardinal years, 2001-2011
During his 11-year tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols had a .328 batting average, hitting 445 home runs and 2073 hits. He was named rookie of the year in 2001, was named the National League's Most Valuable Player three times, and went to three World Series. The Cardinals won two of those series, in 2006 and in 2011, Pujols final year.
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Pujols statue draws some fans to West Port
The news of Albert Pujols signing with the Anaheim Angels brought some fans to his new statue in West Port.
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Cardinals Greats: Stan Musial
He's known, simply, as Stan the Man. Stanley Frank Musial got the call to the St. Louis Cardinals late in the season in 1941 and stayed until 1963. Along the way, he accumulated 3,630 hits, slugged 475 home runs and was named an All-Star 24 times. He helped win three world championships for the Cardinals and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1969.
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Mike Matheny's Wildwood estate
Due to a business deal gone bad, new Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny was forced to sell his 17-room, 7,900-square foot, sportsmanís paradise on 11 secluded acres in suburban Wildwood, complete with an indoor batting cage, home theater, pool with a water slide and a tree house wired for electricity. The home even has its own golf challenge: a floating island green in the middle of a private lake.
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Mike Matheny introduced as new Cardinals manager
The St. Louis Cardinals introduced Mike Matheny as their new manager during a press conference at Busch Stadium.
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Mike Matheny's career as Cardinals catcher
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Cardinals pitcher Forsch dies at age 61
Bob Forsch, one of a handful of pitchers to have two no-hit games and the third winningest pitcher in Cardinals history, collapsed at his home near Tampa Fla., and died suddenly Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Forsch spent 15 seasons with the Cardinals, from 1974-88, and won 163 games, which ranks him third behind Bob Gibson (251) and Jesse "Pop" Haines (210).
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Cardinals Greats: Ken Boyer
Ken Boyer is among 10 candidates for baseball's Hall of fame who will be on the Veterans Committee ballot next month. Boyer (14) was the Cardinals third baseman from 1955-65. He returned to manage the team from 1978-1980.
Boyer hit for the cycle twice, once on Sept. 14, 1961, and again on June 16, 1964.
He earned five Gold Glove awards for his fielding, and was a solid player at the plate, averaging 26 home runs and 98 RBI to go with a .304 batting average during the years 1958 to 1963. He was named the National League Most Valuable Player in 1964. That same year, in the World Series against the Yankees, Boyer's grand slam was the margin in Game 4 the Cardinals needed to obtain the game victory.
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Pujols' statue unveiled in Westport
Hundreds of fans were on hand to watch Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols and sculptor Harry Weber unveil his statue outside the Pujols 5 restaurant in Westport.