Albert Pujols - Hall Of Fame Worthy?
December 8, 2009 3:35am CST
I wrote this as a blog before but I wanted to share it on here, because I like opinions at the end. Albert Pujols won his second straight NL MVP Award and third overall(2005, 2008, 2009), receiving all 28 votes. It shouldn't a shock to anyone considering the numbers Pujols posted this season with a .327 BA, 47 HR's and 147 RBI's this season he certainly deserves the award for the second straight year in a row. At the end of the 2009 season Pujols led all active Major League Baseball players in batting average, slugging percentage, and he ranks among the leading home run hitters in Major League history. Can we say Hall Of Fame material, I think there's no doubt about it. Pujols is only one of three players to ever win three MVP awards before the age of 30, he is 29. The only other two MLB players to do it were Barry Bonds and Stan Musial. Albert has finished in the top five in voting every season except in 2005 when he finished ninth. I'm not shocked by any means to see Albert win this award in the National League for the second year in a row, he produced phenomenal numbers yet again. I personally believe we will see Albert make it into t he MLB Hall Of Fame. To think this guy only made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on April 2, 2001. What does everyone think, is Albert Pujols Hall Of Fame worthy? Is there any other active player with numbers this phenomenal that you can think of? I can think of Alex Rodriguez who has put up great numbers as well, but I would love to hear what everyone has to say and their opinion.
• United States
8 Feb 10
From what I have seen from other ballplayers, 10 years of outstanding play and more than one World Series ring will guarantee induction into the baseball Hall of Fame. He has got 90% of that right now. If Pujols has a couple of bad seasons coming up, his entry will be somewhat delayed. Albert Pujols' life story struck me as odd but still remarkable. His first stop in the U.S. was Washington Heights, NY where his family got into trouble. It seemed strange for his family to move to Independence, Missouri. I never would think of Dominicans having a community there, but it worked out to be the best move his family ever made. It is like Pijols is a man playing amongst boys. For the sake of baseball and all of its followers around the world, I hope his name is not on that list of 104 players. I could not believe Alex Rodriguez was found to use illegal substances.