Slugger Albert Pujols Gives God Glory and Retires After Joining Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron at the 700 Baseball Club

It’s called the retirement of a true baseball legend. Future Hall of Fame inductee Albert Pujols suspended his cleats for the last time after his team, the St. Louis Cardinals, were eliminated by the Philadelphia Phillies in the National Wild Card League series last Saturday.

In the final season of his brilliant 23-year Major League Baseball career, Pujols joined Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and legendary player Babe Ruth as the only four players in baseball history to make it to baseball. 700 clubs With more than 700 home runs. Pujols is also the first Latin player to ever hit 700.

Pujols has done nearly everything he can this season, continuing into the second half of tears reminiscent of his first contract with the Cardinals. The town has revitalized in the same way that Mark McGuire’s home run once did, and when the Pujols finally passed 700 employers, all that was left was a deep run into the post-season. But that dream ended on Saturday evening.

“It’s been a great season,” teammate Yadier Molina told The Associated Press. “I mean, a great season, for everyone here at the club, for all the moments, the memories – the good memories. It was fun watching Albert come back and do what he wanted. It was fun.”

Pujols maintained his exemplary discreet demeanor as he stood in front of his wardrobe for the last time after more than two decades of his career, which has rewarded him with two World Championship rings and three Player of the Year awards.

As he did throughout his career, the devout Christian gave glory to God after his last game.

“All glory goes to the Lord,” he said, “and not just me.” “It opened the door for me to come here. All I did, even through my suffering, was just stay loyal and strong and continue to trust my process that might work. I waited for my chance. It came and I just took an edge and did whatever I had to do to help this organization win. “.

speaking in christian day In St. Louis in July, Pujols spoke about how grateful he was to be able to finish his career in St. Louis, specifically thanking Chief Baseball Operations Officer John Mozlyak and first-year manager Oliver Marmol for his conception of the idea, according to Sports Spectrum.

“This is a great opportunity God has given me to finish my career,” Pujols said. “This is where it all began for me. When Mo and Ollie called me, I couldn’t believe it. The next day I was signing and on a plane for spring training. Just excited to be here.”

But that was not easy for the Basiq. Earlier this season, he wasn’t performing well and was considering getting rid of his racket for good.

Bogoles said MLB.com He almost retired in June after his hit rate fell to 0.158. But the positive people around him spoke to him about his retirement mid-season. And every baseball fan knows what happened next. He has successfully landed 700 jobs at home.

The batsman credited his support staff and God Almighty for helping him make the decision to stay with the team.

“When you have good people around you who encourage you and you realize that God has opened many doors for you, it puts things back in perspective,” Pujols said. I decided, ‘I’ll stick with it! “Sooner or later I knew he would come and turn on me because it couldn’t be like it had been all year long.”

Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals participates during Game 1 of the Major League Baseball Major League Baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, October 7, 2022, in St. Louis. (Associated Press/Jeff Roberson)

Although he reached the height of the sport’s fame through baseball, it was Pujols’ unwavering and unwavering faith that helped him maintain his point.

“You need to make sure who you represent. That is the Lord Jesus Christ,” He told CBN Sports in 2012. “And he’s the one who makes me humble. Because I think it’s not about me, he’s changed me to be a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. He’s told me to take care of others first and I’m able to put that through the foundation now.” I honor and thank him every day for giving me this platform and opportunity.”

The image of the former St. Louis Cardinal player spinning around the rules as he heads home after his home 700 run will remain ingrained in the minds of baseball fans for a long time to come.

He once told CBN Sports, “The place he took me to is amazing! Just give him a chance to let the Lord come into your life and transform you.” “God is always there. And he will always be there for us. Whenever we want him, he will receive you with his arms open.”

Pujols’ commitment to serving others goes beyond baseball.

He and his wife, DiDi, are driving The Pujols Family FoundationMeeting the needs of those with Down syndrome and improving the lives of the poor in the Dominican Republic.

“We want to put others first,” Pujols said. “We want to make a difference.” “We’re doing His work. We want to do the things God calls us to do, with someone I come into contact with every day.”

The foundation’s website, created in 2005, explains that it is “a national, not-for-profit agency that exists to honor God and strengthen families through our actions, deeds, and examples.”

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