THIS IS THE GET IN THE GAME PODCAST
WITH SCOTT LINEBRINK
Albert Pujols is arguably the best baseball player of this generation. The Los Angeles Angels first baseman is in his 21st season, and in that time he’s stacked up a body of work that will likely make him a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
He won two World Series championships and three National League MVP awards with the St. Louis Cardinals. He’s a 10-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove Award winner, six-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2001. He also won the Hank Aaron Award in 2003 and 2009, an honor given annually to the top hitter in each league.
His accomplishments on the field speak for themselves, but he’s equally as proud about his work off the field. That’s most of what he talks with Scott Linebrink about in today’s conversation. Pujols and and his wife, Deidre, run the Pujols Family Foundation, which bills itself as “a national not-for-profit agency that exists to honor God and strengthen families through our works, deeds and examples.” He won the Roberto Clemente Award in 2008, an honor given annually to the player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.”
In today’s podcast, Pujols also shares his testimony about how and when he gave his life to God and how his faith shapes everything he does.
“I always use the illustration that if the Lord would’ve given me 1,000 pages and said, ‘Write what you think is going to happen to you by the age of 41,’ I would’ve never come close to this journey and this success,” he said. “So I praise Him every day.”
Get in the Game is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network.