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Albert Pujols is still making impact for the Angels
Albert Pujols is still making impact for the Angels

The game might not have come easy to Albert Pujols, but the results did. In his first 14 games in the major leagues, he hit .400. He was the rookie of the year, in a unanimous vote. In his 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, he won the most-valuable-player award three times. He finished among the top 10 every time. He hit .300 every year except one, when he hit .299. He drove in 100 runs every year except one, when he drove in 99. He hit 30 home runs every year, 40 home runs in six of those years. The results have not come easy to Pujols since he joined the Angels. He reported for work Thursday with a .235 batting average. But the day was a good one, for him and his teammates. ...

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