Albert Pujols will not return

Albert Pujols will not return

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Despite a return to form that makes St. Louis Cardinals fans relive his golden years, Albert Pujols, 42, will indeed retire at the end of the season.&nbsp ;

The future member of the Hall of Fame had been clear from the start: this one-year contract with the Cardinals, with whom he won two World Series in 2006 and 2011, would allow him to end her career where she began.

However, after a rather laborious start to the season, the Dominican, three-time National League MVP, has hit seven hits, including three homers, in his last four games and has a batting average of .356 in his 19 last outings.

When asked if he was considering extending his career for an additional season, Pujols was once again very clear.

“In 2023, I'll be here…in the stands watching some of these guys play,” Pujols said, according to comments reported Tuesday by Major League Baseball's official website. I really don't think about [returning]. That's all for me. I'm going to take a short break.”

This renewed confidence in the batting box, however, allows Pujols to pull off a brilliant outing. Indeed, he hit 689 homers during his 22 season career with the Cardinals, Angeles and Los Angeles Dodgers. He is therefore only 11 short of reaching the 700 plateau, a number that only Barry Bonds (762), Henry Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) have reached.

If necessary believe the principal concerned however, such an achievement does not have so much importance.

“It's in the back of my head because I don't think about it, launched Pujols. If it happens, it happens. But I'm blessed with the career that I have, and if God has planned it for my career, I'll be even more blessed.”

“If it doesn't happen, I think we'll Anyone will agree that I've had an incredible career.”