Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols will reportedly retire at the end of the 2021 season. The report cam from Pujols’ own wife, Deidre, who took to Instagram to reveal his plans to step away from the game after the season.
“Today is the first day of the last season (based on his contract) of one of the most remarkable careers in sports! I’m talking about my husband @albertpujols who since the time he was a child would eat, sleep, and breath this sport. I have had the privilege to walk out 23 years of this baseball journey and it is with such a full heart that I speak a blessing over him as he finishes this good race! I’ve never known anyone more dedicated, disciplined and consistent than Albert. He has loved the game, he has hurt for the game, and he made sacrifices for this game as if it was his own child. He has grown from just a zealous young man into a confident leader who so many look up to. We by no means are perfect and he is definitely not a machine as so many have called him but he has given all he had to make sure we all had a victory to experience with him on the field. Albert says he doesn’t want to be known for what he did on the field but rather who he was off the field…today I will celebrate both! God isn’t finished with you yet my love and as you finish out this season I know, already prepared for you is another journey full of goodness waiting on the other side. Thank you for 21 years of incredible baseball thrills! Finish strong like the Angel you are and I know you will wow us all this 2021 season as usual! 700 we are coming after you.”
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Albert Pujols’ wife acknowledges that he would like to reach 700 home runs before he hangs up the cleats. Seems like a tough ask in one year, considering he currently sits at 662 bombs. The last time Albert Pujols hit 38 or more home runs in a season was in 2015, when he hit 40.
If Pujols wants to get to the milestone 700 mark, he might have to stick around for a little longer than one year. Regardless, it has been one hell of a run for “The Machine” Albert Pujols.