Albert Pujols: Big Bat, Big Blast, Big Heart!
WITH ONE STRIKE LEFT IN THE GAME, PUJOLS BLASTS A THREE RUN HOMER!
ALBERT PUJOLS TALKS ABOUT HIS PRAYER & HIS HOMER HE HIT TO WIN THE GAME!
Down to last strike of the game and series, Albert rescues Cards!
Albert Pujols put the squeeze on the Houston Minute Maid Stadium crowd!
What is certain is that first baseman Albert Pujols began to turn things right-side up with a three-run crush off Houston Astros closer Brad Lidge with two out in the ninth inning. Down 4-2 on one pitch, Pujols’ home run gave the Cardinals a 5-4 win on the next while stealing a celebration from 43,470 set to exult in the first World Series appearance in the Astros’ mostly frustrating 44-year history.
Given the chance for a miracle only because shortstop David Eckstein wedged a two-out, two-strike single between short and third base, and because center fielder Jim Edmonds worked a walk, Pujols answered his own wish.
When Albert Pujols is not out winning Cardinal Series Games in the 9th Inning, Albert and his wife Diedre help orphans and children with Down Syndrome.
Albert Pujols, in the white shirt, and his wife, Diedre, holding their daughter Isabella, are recognized by representatives of the St. Louis Down Syndrome Association at the Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic in June. (GP Photo)
Albert Pujols and his wife Diedre held their second annual Celebrity Golf Classic today at the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club in June. The Pujols Foundation was set up by St. Louis Cardinal First Baseman, and one the hottest players in baseball today, Albert Pujols and his wife Diedre in May of this year.
The Pujols Foundation intends to assist at least three charities the year, with Down Syndrome Research being a priority. Albert and Diedre’s daughter Isabella, was born with the condition.
Tonight during the trophy ceremony and silent auction, a representative from the Down Syndrome Association gave a moving account of her accomplishments and ended by having all of the Down Syndrome children join her on the stage to recognize Albert and Diedre for the work they do for the St. Louis Down Syndrome Association.
Sadly, Will in Houston is not so impressed.