5 Photos - Albert Pujols

Saturday, December 10 2011 @ 05:05 AM EST

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

Today's POTD takes a look at Albert Pujols in his last season with the St. Louis Cardinals.   The 31 year-old first baseman signed a 10-year deal worth $254-million with the Los Angeles Angels.

This photo was a clue Albert Pujols would split for greener pastures after 2011.  Get it?  :D 

Pujols manning first base during a May 4 game against the Florida Marlins at Busch Stadium.

Pujols gets ready for his first plate appearance of the evening and would later single to center off Marlins starter Javier Vazquez.  Florida catcher Brett Hayes gives former Jay John Buck a night off behind the dish.

Pujols gets ready to greet Matt Holliday after the two of them scored when Marlins left fielder Emilio Bonifacio booted one in left field off the bat of Lance Berkman.

Pujols would finish the game 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored but the Cardinals lost to the Marlins 8-7.

Albert Pujols finished the season batting .299 with 37 home runs and 99 runs batted in.  Over 11 seasons in St. Louis, Pujols hit .328/.420/.617 with 445 homers and 1,328 RBI.  He won two World Series rings, three Most Valuable Player Awards and nine All-Star teams.  You can find two more photos of Phat Albert in this discussion thread from February.