December 2, 2014 Day 316 of the Sixth Year - History

December 2, 2014 Day 316 of the Sixth Year - History

President Barack Obama listens to Dr. Nancy Sullivan, Senior Investigator, Chief Biodefense Research Section explain the investigational Ebola vaccine candidate currently being tested on humans during a lab tour at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Dec. 2, 2014. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Dr. Francis Collins, Director, NIH watch in the background.

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office

10:50AM THE PRESIDENT meets with tribal leaders
Roosevelt Room

11:45AM THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel
Oval Office

2:20PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Bethesda, Maryland
South Lawn

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Bethesda, Maryland
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2:40PM THE PRESIDENT visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

4:20PM THE PRESIDENT tours the Vaccine Research Center
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

5:05PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

5:55PM THE PRESIDENT departs Bethesda, Maryland en route the White House

6:05PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House
South Lawn


6:55PM THE PRESIDENT attends a DNC Roundtable
St. Regis, Washington, DC


Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty ( / r i ˈ æ n ə / ree- AN -ə [1] [n 1] born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, Rihanna was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes. After signing with Def Jam in 2005, she soon gained recognition with the release of her first two studio albums, Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006), both of which were influenced by Caribbean music and peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart. In 2017 she founded the fashion house Fenty as its artistic director, [2] and became the first black woman to head a luxury brand for LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) group. [3]

Rihanna's third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), incorporated elements of dance-pop and established her status as a sex symbol in the music industry. The chart-topping single "Umbrella" earned Rihanna her first Grammy Award and catapulted her to global stardom. She continued to mix pop, dance, and R&B genres on her next studio albums, Rated R (2009), Loud (2010), Talk That Talk (2011), and Unapologetic (2012), which became her first Billboard 200 number one. The albums spawned a string of chart-topping singles, including "Rude Boy", "Only Girl (In the World)", "What's My Name?", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Diamonds", and "Stay". Her eighth album, Anti (2016), showcased a new creative control following her departure from Def Jam. It became her second US number-one album and featured the chart-topping single "Work". Rihanna has collaborations with artists such as rappers Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye West and singers Adam Levine, Paul McCartney, Ne-Yo, and Shakira.

With sales of over 250 million records worldwide, Rihanna is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has earned 14 number-ones and 31 top-ten singles in the US and 30 top-ten entries in the UK. Her accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records. Forbes ranked her among the top ten highest-paid celebrities in 2012 and 2014 as of 2019, she is the wealthiest female musician, with an estimated net worth of $600 million. Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2018.

Aside from music, Rihanna is known for her involvement in humanitarian causes, entrepreneurial ventures, and the fashion industry. She is the founder of the nonprofit organisation Clara Lionel Foundation, cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, and fashion house Fenty under LVMH. Rihanna has also ventured into acting, appearing in major roles in Battleship (2012), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), and Ocean's 8 (2018). She was appointed as an ambassador of education, tourism, and investment by the Government of Barbados in 2018.


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Pujols was raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, mostly by his grandmother, America Pujols, and 10 of his uncles and aunts. He was an only child. His father, Bienvenido Pujols, was a softball pitcher, but he was also an alcoholic. Albert often had to take his father home when his father got drunk following games. Growing up, Pujols practiced baseball using limes for balls and a milk carton for a glove. [10] Pujols, his father, and his grandmother emigrated in 1996 to Washington Heights in New York City, where Albert witnessed a shooting at a bodega. [11] Partly because of the shooting, they moved to Independence, Missouri, two months later to join some relatives. [10] [12] [13]

Pujols played baseball at Fort Osage High School in Independence and was named an All-State athlete twice. [14] As a senior, he was walked 55 times intentionally, but he still hit eight home runs in 33 at bats. One of his home runs travelled 450 feet (140 m). [10] After graduating from high school a semester early in December 1998, he was given a baseball scholarship to Maple Woods Community College. [14] Pujols hit a grand slam and turned an unassisted triple play in the first game of his only college season. [15] Playing shortstop, he batted .461 with 22 home runs as a freshman before deciding to enter the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. [10]

Minor league career Edit

Few teams were interested in Pujols because of uncertainty about his age, which position he would play, and his build. [10] [15] Tampa Bay Rays scout Fernando Arango recommended that his team sign Pujols, and quit his job when Tampa Bay failed to do so. [16] Pujols was not drafted until the 13th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft, when the St. Louis Cardinals selected him with the 402nd overall pick. [17] Pujols initially turned down a $10,000 bonus and spent the summer playing for the Hays Larks of the Jayhawk Collegiate League (a summer league in the National Baseball Congress) his total of 48 runs batted in (RBI) with the team was tied for ninth with Tyler Wasserman in Larks' history. [18] When the Cardinals increased their bonus offer to $60,000, he signed. [15]

Pujols began his minor league career in 2000 playing third base with the Peoria Chiefs of the single-A Midwest League. He batted .324 with 128 hits, 32 doubles, six triples, 17 home runs and 84 RBI, in 109 games. He finished second in the league in batting (behind Ryan Gripp), tied for ninth in doubles (with Andrew Beattie and Justin Leone), tied for fourth in triples (with six other players), tied for sixth in home runs (with Shawn McCorkle and Lance Burkhart) and sixth in RBI. [19] He was voted the league's Most Valuable Player and named to the All-Star team. [20] Pujols also played 21 games with the Potomac Cannons in the high-A Carolina League that year, batting .284 with 23 hits, eight doubles, one triple, two home runs and 10 RBI. He finished the 2000 season with the Memphis Redbirds in the AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL), and after appearing in three regular season games with them, he batted .367 in the playoffs and was named the postseason Most Valuable Player (MVP) as the Redbirds won their first PCL title. [10] [21] [22]

St. Louis Cardinals (2001–2011) Edit

Early career (2001–2003) Edit

During spring training in 2001, incumbent first baseman Mark McGwire said to Cardinals manager Tony La Russa that if he did not promote Pujols to the major league roster, "it might be one of the worst moves you make in your career." [23] La Russa later recounted the "myth" that Pujols only made the Opening Day roster in 2001 because Bobby Bonilla was injured. According to La Russa, he and the rest of Cardinals management were impressed enough by Pujols that they decided to promote him to the big league club even before Bonilla's injury. [24] Although the team did not require Pujols to fill any particular position, the Cardinals activated him to the Opening Day roster, and he started all season at either third base, right field, left field, or first base. [25]

On Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies on April 2, he recorded his first career hit, a single against pitcher Mike Hampton in an 8–0 loss. [26] Four days later, he had three hits and three RBI – including his first home run – against the Arizona Diamondbacks' Armando Reynoso in a 12–9 win. [27] Through 2015, he was one of three players to hit 20 or more home runs in their rookie year before July, along with Wally Berger (1930) and Joc Pederson (2015). [28]

At midseason, Pujols became the first Cardinals' rookie since Luis Arroyo in 1955 to make the All-Star Game. [14] He finished the season batting .329 (sixth in the league) with 194 hits (fifth in the league), 47 doubles (fifth in the league), 37 home runs and 112 runs. His 37 home runs led the Cardinals, topping Jim Edmonds's 30 and McGwire's 29. [29] He was named the National League (NL) Silver Slugger Award winner for the third base position, and he finished fourth in NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) voting, behind Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Luis Gonzalez. [14] [30] He was unanimously named the NL Rookie of the Year after setting an NL rookie record with 130 RBI (fifth in the league) and becoming the fourth MLB rookie to hit .300 with 30 home runs, 100 runs and 100 RBI. [31]

The Cardinals finished the 2001 season with a 93–69 record and advanced to the playoffs as the National League wild card team. [32] The team advanced to the NL Division Series (NLDS). [33] In Game 2 on October 10, Pujols hit a game-winning two-run home run against Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson in a 4–1 victory. [34] The Cardinals, however, were eliminated in five games, and Pujols had just two hits in 18 at-bats. [14] [35]

After playing several positions in 2001, Pujols spent most of 2002 in left field. [36] He began the season batting cleanup but was moved in May to the third spot in the lineup, where he remained for the rest of his Cardinals career. [37] [38] Pujols hit his 30th home run and 100th RBI of the season in a 5–4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds in August, making him the sixth Cardinal to have back-to-back 30-home-run seasons and the second Cardinal (the other was Ray Jablonski) to start his career with back-to-back 100-RBI seasons. [14] [39] The following month, Pujols hit a game-winning two-run single against Pete Munro in a 9–3 victory over the Houston Astros that gave the Cardinals the NL Central title. [40] Pujols finished the year batting .314 (seventh in the NL) with 185 hits (tied for fourth in the NL), 40 doubles (eighth in the NL), 34 home runs (10th in the NL), 118 runs scored (second in the NL to Sosa's 122) and 127 RBI (second in the NL). [41] He became the first player in major league history to hit over .300 with at least 30 home runs, 100 runs scored and 100 RBI in his first two seasons. Pujols finished second in MVP voting to Bonds, becoming the first Cardinal since Stan Musial to finish in the top four in MVP voting for consecutive seasons. [14] At the end of the 2002 season, Chris Haft of MLB.com called him "an outstanding hitter." [42]

Pujols's contributions helped the Cardinals finish third in home runs and second in batting average and RBI the Cardinals' pitching staff also finished fourth in ERA. [43] The Cardinals again reached the playoffs, and Pujols had three hits and three RBI in a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks in the 2002 NLDS. The team advanced to the 2002 NL Championship Series (NLCS), but lost in five games to the San Francisco Giants. Pujols had five hits, one home run and two RBI in the series. [44]

Five Cardinals were named to the All-Star Game in 2003 while Pujols led the NL in votes. [45] It was the first of eight straight seasons that Pujols would reach the All-Star Game. [46] From July 12 to August 16, Pujols had a 30-game hitting streak, tied for the second-longest in Cardinals' history with Musial and behind only Rogers Hornsby's 33-game streak. [47] [48] On July 20, Pujols hit his 100th career home run, a game-winner in a 10–7 victory over the Dodgers. He became the fourth major leaguer to hit his 100th home run in his third season, along with Ralph Kiner, Eddie Mathews and Joe DiMaggio. [49] Pujols hit his 114th home run on September 20 in a game against the Astros, which tied him with Kiner for most home runs by a player in his first three seasons. [50]

In 157 games, Pujols hit 43 home runs (fourth in the league, behind Jim Thome, Richie Sexson and Bonds) and had 124 RBI (tied with Sexson for fourth and behind Preston Wilson, Gary Sheffield and Thome). [51] He became the youngest player since Tommy Davis in 1962 to win the NL batting title after batting .359, and he led the league in runs (137), hits (212) and doubles (51). [14] [51] [52] Pujols joined Rogers Hornsby as the only players in Cardinals' history to record more than 40 homers and 200 hits in the same season. [14] Though his stellar play had Cardinals' fans chanting "M-V-P!" during home games as early as June, Pujols again finished second to Bonds in MVP voting. [53] He won his second Silver Slugger Award [54] and first Sporting News Player of the Year Award. [48] Pujols' contributions helped the Cardinals rank second in batting average and third in home runs in the NL however, the pitching staff posted a 4.60 ERA, which was below the league average, and the Cardinals missed the playoffs. [55]

New contract (2004–2005) Edit

After receiving many awards in his first three seasons, Pujols was rewarded monetarily for his accomplishments on February 20, 2004, when he signed a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with a $16 million club option for 2011 with no-trade provisions. [56] He was moved to first base in 2004 after the Cardinals traded Tino Martinez in the offseason. [57] [58] On June 16, he hit a walk-off home run against Reds pitcher Mike Matthews in the 10th inning of a 4–3 victory. [59]

Pujols's highlights later in the season included a July game in which he hit five RBI and three home runs in a thrilling win over the rival Chicago Cubs, and another in which he broke up a no-hitter by Giants pitcher Dustin Hermanson. [60] [61] During a September game against the Rockies, he earned his 500th RBI, joining DiMaggio and Ted Williams as the only players to have 500 RBI in their first four seasons. He said he was confident there was going to be "a lot more." [62] Although Pujols was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis during the second half of the season, he finished the season with a .331 average (fifth in the league), 196 hits (fifth), 51 doubles (second to Lyle Overbay's 53), 46 home runs (tied with Adam Dunn for second behind Adrián Beltré's 48) and 123 RBI (third, behind Vinny Castilla's 131 and Scott Rolen's 124) in 154 games. [14] He also led the league in runs scored, with 133. [63] He finished third in MVP voting (behind Bonds and Beltré), joining Musial as the only Cardinals to finish in the top five in voting for at least four years in a row. [64] He won the Silver Slugger Award at first base, the third position he won the award at. [65] Pujols, along with teammates Edmonds and Rolen, earned the nickname "MV3" for their phenomenal seasons Pujols led the three in home runs and batting average. [66]

The Cardinals won the NL Central, aided by the MVP and pitcher Chris Carpenter, who won 15 games and had a 3.46 ERA his first season with the team. [67] [68] In Game 4 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, Pujols hit a three-run home run against Wilson Álvarez and had four RBI as the Cardinals won, 6–2, and took the series three games to one. [69] In Game 6 of the NLCS, Pujols had three hits, scored three runs (including the winning run), and hit a two-run home run off Munro in a 12-inning, 6–4 victory. [70] The Cardinals won the series in seven games, advancing to the World Series for the first time since 1987. Pujols was named the NLCS MVP after batting .500 with four home runs and nine RBI. [71] He was one of three Cardinals to bat over .250 in the series against the Boston Red Sox (after batting .333) as the Cardinals were swept by Boston in four games. [72]

By 2005, many baseball fans thought that Pujols was the best Cardinal since Musial. [73] Pujols picked up his 100th RBI of the season on August 31, joining Williams, DiMaggio and Al Simmons as the only players with 100 RBI in their first five seasons. [74] Pujols hit his 200th career home run in a game against the Reds on September 30, making him the third-youngest major league player to reach that milestone (behind Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews) and the second-fastest to reach it (behind Kiner). [75] In 161 games, Pujols batted .330 (second to Derrek Lee's .335 average) with 195 hits (fourth behind Lee, Miguel Cabrera and Jimmy Rollins), 38 doubles, 41 home runs (third, behind Andruw Jones's 51 and Lee's 46), 117 RBI (tied with Burrell for second behind Jones's 128) and 129 runs scored (first in the league). [76] For the first time in his career, he won the NL MVP award as Bonds was limited to 14 games due to an injury. [77]

Pujols returned to the playoffs as the Cardinals won the NL Central for the second year in a row. [78] He had five hits in nine at-bats with four runs scored and two RBI in the NLDS as the Cardinals swept the Padres. [14] In Game 5 of the NLCS against the Astros, with the Cardinals trailing by two runs and only one out from elimination in the ninth inning, Pujols hit a game-winning three-run home run against Brad Lidge that landed on the train tracks in the back of Minute Maid Park. The Cardinals won 5–4. [79] MLB.com writer Matthew Leach later called it "one of the most famous playoff home runs in recent years." [80] Nevertheless, the Cardinals were eliminated in Game 6 by the Astros. Pujols batted .304 with two home runs and six RBI in the series. [44]

Continued success and first World Series (2006–2008) Edit

Over two games in April 2006, Pujols hit home runs in four consecutive plate appearances, making him the 20th player to accomplish the feat. Pujols maintained after the game that he was more concerned with winning than the numbers: "I don't look at numbers," he said. "I don't know. I didn't know anything about [the record] until you guys brought it up. Because that's not me. I don't get locked in on numbers. I don't get locked in on anything like that. I get locked in on seeing the ball and helping my team out to win and hopefully doing some damage out there." [81]

Pujols had three hits and four RBI, including his 1,000th career hit (a home run against Jerome Williams), as the Cardinals defeated the Cubs 9–3 on April 21, 2006. [82] On June 4, he was placed on the disabled list (DL) for the first time in his career with a strained right oblique that kept him out for three weeks. [83] [84]

On August 22, Pujols hit a three-run home run and a grand slam against John Maine in an 8–7 loss to the Mets. [85] On September 28, with the Cardinals trailing 2–1 to the Padres in the eighth inning, he hit a game-winning three-run home run against Cla Meredith, helping the Cardinals win 4–2 and end a seven-game losing streak. The win preserved the Cardinals' 1.5 game division lead La Russa said afterward that it was "the most huge of the huge ones he's hit." [86]

Pujols finished the season with a .331 average (third to Freddy Sanchez's .344 and Cabrera's .339), 177 hits, 33 doubles, 49 home runs (second to Ryan Howard's 58), 137 RBI (second to Howard, 149) and 119 runs scored (tied with Matt Holliday, Hanley Ramírez, and Alfonso Soriano for fifth). [14] [87] Of his 49 home runs, 20 accounted for a game-winning RBI, breaking Willie Mays' single-season record set in 1962. [88] [89] He finished second to Howard in MVP voting and won the NL Gold Glove Award for first base. [90] He won his first of four consecutive Fielding Bible Awards for the first base position. [91]

Led by Pujols and Carpenter, the Cardinals won the NL Central and reached the playoffs for the third year in a row. [80] In Game 1 of the NLDS against the Padres, he hit a game-winning two-run home run against Jake Peavy as the Cardinals won 5–1. [92] He had a game-winning RBI against David Wells and had three hits in Game 2 as the Cardinals won 2–0. [93] He batted .333 with a home run and an RBI in the series as the Cardinals defeated the Padres in four games. [44] In Game 2 of the NLCS against the Mets, Pujols scored three runs as the Cardinals won 9–6. [94] He batted .318 with one home run and one RBI in the series as the Cardinals defeated the Mets in seven games. [44]

In Game 1 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers, he hit a game-winning two-run home run against Justin Verlander as the Cardinals won 4–2. [95] In Game 5, he made a sprawling, flip-from-his-back play to rob Plácido Polanco of a hit as the Cardinals clinched the series giving Pujols his first career World Series ring. [96]

Near the beginning of the 2007 season in an April 22 game against the Cubs, Pujols hit a game-winning three-run home run against Ryan Dempster in the 10th inning of a 12–9 victory, tying Ken Boyer for second all-time on the Cardinals' home run list with his 255th. [97] Pujols finished the season with 185 hits, 38 doubles and 103 RBI (a career-low). He was among the league leaders in batting average (.327, sixth) and home runs (32, tied with Carlos Lee and Chris Young) for 10. [98] He scored 99 runs, ending his streak of seasons with at least 30 home runs, a .300 average, 100 runs scored and 100 RBI, at six. [14] He grounded into a major-league leading 27 double plays. [99] He finished ninth in MVP voting, the first year he had finished outside the top five in his career. [100]

Pujols began 2008 by reaching base in 42 straight games, the longest streak to open a season since Derek Jeter reached base in the first 53 games of 1999. [14] On June 11, he was placed on the DL with a strained left calf muscle. [101] Although he was expected to miss three weeks, he was activated from the DL on June 26. [102] Pujols hit his 300th home run against Bob Howry on July 4 in a 2–1 loss to the Cubs. He said after the game that to him it was "just another homer that goes out of the park. I'm happy to do it in front of our fans—they were waiting for it." [103]

On September 11, in a 3–2 loss to the Cubs, Pujols hit his 100th RBI of the season against Rich Harden, making him the third player in major league history to start his career with eight seasons of at least 100 RBI (along with Simmons and Williams). He regretted that the milestone came in a loss, saying, "I wish it would have come with a great win. It would have been more special." [104] In 148 games in 2008, Pujols batted .357 (second to Chipper Jones's .364 average) with 187 hits (third, behind Reyes's 204 and David Wright's 189), 44 doubles (tied with Stephen Drew and Aramis Ramírez for fourth in the league behind Berkman and Nate McLouth's 46 and Corey Hart's 45), 37 home runs (tied with Ryan Braun and Ryan Ludwick for fourth in the league behind Howard's 48, Dunn's 40, and Delgado's 38), 116 RBI (fourth, behind Howard's 146, Wrights 124 and Adrián González's 119) and 100 runs scored. [105] He grounded into a National League-leading 27 double plays. [106] Pujols won his second NL MVP Award, and he won the Silver Slugger Award for the fourth time in his career. [107] [108] He was named The Sporting News Player of the Year for the second time in his career. [109] For his work off the field, he was named the 2008 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award. [110] He considered having Tommy John surgery after the season but underwent nerve transposition surgery on his right elbow instead to ease discomfort. [111] [112]

Later Cardinals career and second World Series (2009–2011) Edit

On April 25, 2009, Pujols picked up his 1,000th career RBI with a 441-foot grand slam against David Patton in an 8–2 victory over the Cubs. "I hit that ball as good as I can hit a ball," he said after the game. [113] On July 3, he hit his 10th career grand slam against Weathers in a 7–4 victory over the Reds, breaking Musial's record for most grand slams by a Cardinal. The grand slam was also his 350th career home run, making him the third-fastest player to reach the milestone, behind Alex Rodriguez and Ken Griffey, Jr.. [114] He received the highest number of votes in NL history for the All-Star Game that year. [115]

Pujols had four hits, three runs scored and five RBI on August 4, including a grand slam against Sean Green which tied the NL record for most grand slams in a season (five), in a 10-inning, 12–7 victory over the Mets. [116] In 160 games, Pujols batted .327 (third, behind Ramírez's .342 and Pablo Sandoval's .330) with 186 hits (sixth), 45 doubles (second to Miguel Tejada's 46), 47 home runs (first), 135 RBI (third behind Fielder and Howard's 141) and 124 runs scored (first). [117] He was unanimously named the NL MVP for the third time, tying Musial as the Cardinals' leader in that category. [118] For the fifth time in his career, he won the Silver Slugger Award. [119] He won the Sporting News MLB Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year, joining Williams and Joe Morgan as the only players to win it in back-to-back years. [120] For the fourth year in a row, he won the Fielding Bible Award for first base.

Aided by the mid-season acquisition of Matt Holliday (who replaced Ryan Ludwick as the cleanup hitter) and the emergence of Adam Wainwright (who led the NL in wins), the Cardinals returned to the playoffs after a two-year hiatus. [121] [122] [123] In the NLDS against the Dodgers, Pujols batted .300 with one RBI as the Cardinals were swept in three games. [44] Following the postseason, Pujols had surgery to remove five bone spurs from his right elbow. The Cardinals called the surgery a "success," and Dr. James Andrews decided that Pujols did not need Tommy John surgery at that time. [124] [125]

For April 2010, Pujols earned his first Pepsi Clutch Performer of the Month Award. He batted .348, 1.270 OPS, three home runs and 14 RBI with runners on base. Further, in situations with his team leading by one run, tied, or having the potential tying run on base, at bat, or on deck after the seventh inning ("late-and-close"), he batted .583 (7-for-12) with a home run, two doubles, three RBI and five runs scored. [126]

On June 29, 2010, in an 8–0 victory over the Diamondbacks, Pujols hit five RBI and hit two home runs against Dontrelle Willis for his 37th career multihomer game, which tied Musial's franchise record for multihomer games. "It's pretty special," he said of tying Musial. "I'm blessed to have the opportunity to be compared sometimes with him." [127]

On August 26, he hit his 400th career home run against Jordan Zimmermann in a 13-inning, 11–10 loss to the Nationals. He became the third-youngest player to reach the milestone—behind Griffey, Jr. and Rodriguez—and he became the fourth-quickest player by at bats to reach the milestone (behind McGwire, Babe Ruth, Harmon Killebrew, and Thome). [128] On September 11, in a 12-inning 6–3 loss to Atlanta, Pujols had three RBI and reached 100 RBI for the 10th consecutive year with a two-run double against Tommy Hanson. Only Simmons has a longer streak of 100 RBI seasons at the beginning of a career, with 11. Pujols joined Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Rodriguez in having 10 consecutive seasons of 100 or more RBI at any time in their career. Foxx and Rodriguez are the only two players besides Pujols to have 10 consecutive years of 30 home runs and 100 RBI. [129] The next day, in a 7–3 victory over the Braves, he passed Musial to be the all-time Cardinals' leader in multi-home run games when he hit two home runs against Tim Hudson for the 38th time in a game. [130]

In 159 games, Pujols batted .312 (sixth) with 183 hits (fifth) and 39 doubles (tied for eighth with Marlon Byrd) he led the league in runs scored (115), home runs (42) and RBI (118). [131] He won his second Gold Glove Award for first base, [132] and he won the NL First Base Silver Slugger Award for the sixth time. [133] He finished second in the NL MVP voting to Joey Votto, who said he was "shocked" that Pujols only got one first-place vote. [134]

Pujols and the Cardinals set a deadline for the start of 2011 spring training for contract extension negotiations [135] but failed to reach an agreement. [136] After Pujols struggled in his first 30 games of the season in batting .231, [137] he batted .316 with 30 home runs in his final 117 games. [138] Against the Cubs, he hit consecutive extra-inning walk-off home runs on June 4 and 5 for the first time since Albert Belle in 1995. Carpenter noted after the game that Pujols' slump earlier in the year was over: "He continues to do great things, there's no doubt about it," he said. "The things that he's done the last few days have been just like the old Albert." [139]

On June 19 against the Royals, Wilson Betemit collided with Pujols, inducing a small fracture his left wrist and keeping him inactive until July 5. [140] [141] On July 30, in a 9–2 victory over the Cubs, he got his 2,000th career hit against Carlos Mármol, becoming the fifth Cardinal to reach 2,000 hits and 12th-fastest major leaguer by games to reach the milestone. [142] In the Cardinals' final game of the season, against the Astros on September 28, he had the game-winning RBI against Brett Myers in the 8–0 victory, helping the Cardinals overcome a 10.5-game deficit to Atlanta to win the Wild Card. [143] Pujols finished the season with 173 hits (tied for ninth with Aramis Ramírez), 29 doubles (a career-low), and 105 runs scored (tied for third with Justin Upton behind Ryan Braun's 109 and Matt Kemp's 115). [14] [144] He saw his streak of seasons batting at least .300 with 30 home runs and 100 RBI snapped when he hit 37 home runs (third, behind Fielder's 38 and Kemp's 39), but batted .299 with 99 RBI (seventh) however, only three other players in the major leagues matched him in those categories (José Bautista, Fielder, and Kemp), causing Tyler Kepner of The New York Times to write, "Even when Pujols struggles, he excels." [144] [145] He grounded into a major-league leading 29 double plays. [99] He was fifth in MVP voting. [146]

In Game 2 of the NLDS against the Phillies on October 2, Pujols had a game-winning RBI single against Cliff Lee in the 5–4 victory. [147] He batted .350 with one RBI in the series as the Cardinals defeated the Phillies in five games. [44] In Game 2 of the NLCS against the Brewers, he had four hits, three runs scored, one home run and five RBI, in a 12–3 victory. [148] He batted .478 with two home runs and nine RBI in the series as the Cardinals defeated the Brewers in six games. [44]

On October 22, in Game 3 of the World Series, Pujols had five hits, three home runs, four runs scored and six RBI in a 16–7 victory over the Rangers. He joined Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson as the only players in baseball history to hit three home runs in a World Series game, set a series record with 14 total bases, became the first player in series history to have hits in four consecutive innings, and tied records for most hits and most RBI in a World Series game. [149] [150] [151] [152] He had one hit and no RBI the other six games of the series but became a World Series champion for the second time as the Cardinals defeated the Rangers in seven games. [44] After the season, he became a free agent for the first time in his career. [153]

Los Angeles Angels (2012–2021) Edit

Three teams were reported to be interested in Pujols during the offseason: the Cardinals, the Miami Marlins, and the Los Angeles Angels. The Cardinals offered Pujols a 10-year, $210 million deal (with $30 million deferred), but Pujols rejected it. His wife, Deidre, explained on a radio talk show that they were "insulted" and "confused" that the Cardinals had initially offered Pujols a five-year deal. [154] The Marlins reportedly offered Pujols a 10-year contract too, but on December 8, he signed a 10-year deal with the Angels worth around $254 million. [155] [156] [157] The contract offered by the Marlins was reportedly around the value as that offered by the Angels, but the Marlins, who have a history of fire sales, refused to include a no-trade clause in the contract.

2012 Edit

Pujols did not perform very well to begin the 2012 season, batting .217 with no home runs and four RBI in the month of April. [158] Soon after the Angels called up top prospect Mike Trout and fired hitting coach Mickey Hatcher, Pujols's numbers began to rise, as he batted .323 with 13 home runs from May 15 through the All-Star Break. [159] [160] [161] [162] On July 31, he hit two home runs against Derek Holland in a 6–2 victory over the Rangers. After the game, Holland observed that Pujols had "definitely turned it around, no doubt about it. He had a slow start, but he's picked it up. He's a great hitter. " [163] On August 14, Pujols had four RBIs, including a game-winning three-run home run against Ubaldo Jiménez in a 9–6 victory over the Cleveland Indians. [164]

In 153 games, Pujols batted .285 (at the time, a career low) with 173 hits, 50 doubles (second to Alex Gordon's 51), 30 home runs, 105 RBIs (7th in AL), and 85 runs scored. [165]

2013 Edit

On August 19, 2013, Pujols was ruled out for the remainder of the 2013 season after suffering a foot injury. Pujols had by far the worst season of his career in 2013, failing to play at least 100 games for the first time in his career. Pujols also posted career worsts in hits, runs scored, doubles, home runs, RBI, walks, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS. Overall in 99 games, Pujols batted .258 with 101 hits, 19 doubles, 17 home runs, 64 RBI, and 49 runs scored.

In August 2013, former Cardinals player Jack Clark accused Pujols of using performance-enhancing drugs on his radio show on WGNU in St. Louis. Clark served as the Cardinals' hitting coach during the early part of Pujols's tenure in St. Louis. On the morning of August 9, Pujols issued a statement adamantly denying that he had ever taken PEDs. He denounced Clark's allegations as "irresponsible and reckless," and threatened to sue Clark and WGNU over the allegations. [166] Partly due to legal threats from Pujols, InsideSTL Enterprises, which owns WGNU's weekday airtime under a time brokerage agreement, cut ties with Clark. [167] [168] [169] [170] On October 4, 2013, Pujols filed a defamation lawsuit against Clark. [171] In response, Clark challenged Pujols to both take polygraph tests to resolve who is telling the truth. [172] However, on February 10, 2014, Clark apologized and retracted his accusations against Pujols, saying he had "no knowledge whatsoever" that Pujols ever used PEDs. "During a heated discussion on air, I misspoke," Clark said. In return, Pujols dropped the suit. [173]

2014 Edit

On April 22, 2014, Pujols hit his 499th and 500th home runs of his career off of Taylor Jordan in a game versus the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Pujols became the 26th player ever to reach the 500 home run mark, as well as the third youngest to reach it. He also became the first player to hit career home runs 499 and 500 in the same game. Nationals Park is the same ballpark where he hit his 400th career home run in the 2010 season. [174] Participating in the longest game of the year in MLB, and the longest in the history of Angel Stadium, Pujols ended a 19-inning, 6:31 contest against the Red Sox with a solo home run for a 5–4 final score. It was also his first walk-off home run as an Angel and first since June 2011. [175] On September 6, against the Minnesota Twins, Pujols collected his 2,500th career hit, a two-run go-ahead double off of Jared Burton in the 9th inning. He also passed the 1,500 run mark in the same game. In the process, he became the fifth player in major league history with 2,500 hits and 500 home runs while maintaining a .310 lifetime batting average (the others were Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, and Manny Ramirez). [176] For the season, he batted .272 and grounded into an American League-leading 28 double plays. [99] After the 2014 season, Pujols led all active players in doubles, with 561.

After the season, Pujols traveled to Japan to join a team of MLB All-Stars playing against the All-Stars of Nippon Professional Baseball in the 2014 Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series. [177]

2015 Edit

Before the 2015 season, Pujols enjoyed his first offseason in his time with the Angels in which he was both free of injury or recuperation from injury. However, his offensive production lagged behind his career levels the first month of the season. By the end of April, Pujols was batting .208 with three home runs and nine RBI in 86 plate appearances. While it was suggested that this was because of older age, or his recent poor health, it seemed to be simply due to bad luck. The next month, Pujols' offensive production had started to come around. Between May 28 and June 22 he batted .356 with 15 homers, 30 RBI and a 1.326 OPS. At this time, he was leading the American League in home runs with 23, and was on pace to hit more than 50. [178]

After batting .303/.395/.737 with 13 home runs in June 2015, Pujols was named AL Player of the Month for the first time and seventh overall monthly award. His home run total led the major leagues and 73 total bases tied Manny Machado for first in the AL. Remarkably, his batting average on balls in play was .218, significantly lower than the league average of about .300. [179]

Selected to the All Star Game, Pujols was announced as a reserve for the American League. Due to an injury just days earlier with Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, Pujols instead started at first base. It was his 10th overall selection to the midsummer classic, and first as a member of the Angels. [180]

On September 22, Pujols hit his 556th career home run to pass Ramírez for sole possession of 14th place on the all-time career home run leaderboard. [181] In the last game of the season, on October 4, Pujols hit his 40th home run, the seventh time he had done so in a season. Among active MLB players, he trailed only Alex Rodriguez, with eight. With Trout also hitting 40 home runs, the 2015 Angels became just the 31st team in MLB history with multiple players to hit 40+ home runs in a season. [182] For the season, he batted .244/.307/.480, and he had the lowest batting average on balls in play (.217) of all major league players. [183]

2016 Edit

On April 30, 2016, Pujols became the 85th player to make 10,000 career plate appearances. [184] On May 2, Pujols became the 20th player all-time to amass 5,000 career total bases. On August 17, Pujols joined Barry Bonds as the only other player to be intentionally walked over 300 times. Playing the Toronto Blue Jays on August 25, he reached 100 RBI for the 13th time in his career, the fifth player to do so. [185]

While playing Cincinnati on August 29, Pujols hit his 26th home run and 103rd RBI of the season. The home run tied him with Frank Robinson for ninth place on the all-time home run list at 586, and allowed him to become the seventh player all-time with 1,200 career extra base hits, and the 21st to reach 1,800 RBI. [186] On September 16, Pujols became the 16th player all-time to reach 600 career doubles. [187]

He batted .268 for the season. He tied for 2nd in the AL in double plays grounded into, with 24. [188] For the season, he had the second-slowest baserunning sprint speed of all major league players, at 22.6 feet/second. [189]

2017 Edit

On June 3, 2017, Pujols became the ninth player in Major League history to hit at least 600 home runs, when he hit a grand slam off of Ervin Santana of the Minnesota Twins. [190] He was the fourth-youngest player to achieve the feat (behind Alex Rodriguez, Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron), and the first to hit a grand slam for his 600th home run. [190] On August 10, Pujols became the 37th player all-time to amass 11,000 career plate appearances.

For the season, Pujols played in 149 games and had 593 at bats but set career-lows in batting average (.241), on base percentage (.286), slugging percentage (.386), doubles (17), and walks (37), while leading the majors by grounding into 26 double plays. [191] He had the slowest baserunning sprint speed of all major league players, at 21.8 feet/second. [192]

2018 Edit

On May 4, Pujols recorded his 3,000th major league hit, against Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners. [193] [9] On June 10, Pujols surpassed Stan Musial's career RBI total of 1,951, moving into seventh place all-time for that category. On June 18, he became the 29th player all-time to amass 10,000 career at-bats.

On July 12, Pujols hit his 630th career home run, moving into a tie with Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth place all-time for that category. The next day, Pujols was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to left knee inflammation. [194] He hit a single on August 10 for his 1,000th hit as an Angel, becoming the ninth player to record 1,000 hits in both the American League and National League. [195] He had surgery on his left knee in August, ending his season, and on his right elbow to remove a bone spur in September. [196]

In 2018, he batted .245/.289/.411 with 19 home runs and 64 RBIs (matching the lowest season total of his career). [99] He had the slowest baserunning sprint speed of all major league players for the second consecutive year, at 22.2 feet/second. [197] [198] He was the sixth-oldest player in the American League. [199]

2019 Edit

In 2019, Pujols was the third-oldest player in the American League. [200] On May 9, he became the fourth player in major league history to record 2,000 RBIs, hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in a 13–0 win. [201] A Tigers fan caught the 2,000 RBI ball but refused to turn it back over to MLB officials, stating that he wanted to sleep on it before making a decision. In response, MLB refused to authenticate the ball. The fan, Ely Hydes, eventually decided that he wanted to return the ball to Pujols, who in turn refused, stating that the fan should either keep the ball or donate it to the MLB Hall of Fame. [202] [203]

Pujols hit his 200th home run as an Angel on June 13, becoming only the sixth player to hit 200 home runs with two different teams. [204] On June 21, Pujols made his first return to Busch Stadium since game 7 of the 2011 World Series, in an inter-league series, and received a standing ovation after getting an infield hit. On June 22, Pujols hit a solo home run in game 2 of the series and received a standing ovation and a curtain-call. On July 28, Pujols became the first player in MLB history to record 650 home runs and 650 doubles in his career, upon hitting a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy.

In 2019, he batted .244/.305/.430. Pujols had the lowest line drive percentage of all major league hitters (15.3%). [205] He had the second-slowest sprint speed of all major league players, at 22.5 feet/second. [206] He was the third-oldest player in the American League, behind Ichiro Suzuki (who retired in March) and Fernando Rodney. [207]

2020 Edit

At the beginning of the 2020 season, Pujols (at the age of 40) was the oldest player in the major leagues. [208] On August 24, Pujols passed Alex Rodriguez to reach second on the all-time RBIs list with a single against the Astros. With his 2,087th RBI, he trailed only Hank Aaron's 2,297. (Babe Ruth has 2,213 RBIs as recognized by Baseball Reference, but only 1,989 on the official MLB list MLB does not count pre-1920 RBIs because it was not yet an official statistic.) [209] On September 18, Pujols hit his 661st career home run to pass Willie Mays for fifth place all-time. He hit his 662nd homer later in the same game. [210]

In 2020, Pujols batted .224/.270/.395 with 6 home runs and 25 RBIs in 152 at bats. [211] He had the slowest sprint speed of all major league players, at 22.0 feet/second. [212]

2021 Edit

On May 6, 2021, Pujols was designated for assignment by the Angels. Through 24 games, Pujols was hitting .198/.250/.372 with five home runs. [213] On May 13, Pujols cleared waivers and became a free agent. [214]

Los Angeles Dodgers (2021–present) Edit

On May 17, 2021, Pujols agreed to a one-year major league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. [215] He made his Dodgers debut that night as the starting first baseman against the Arizona Diamondbacks. [216] With his longtime number 5 being assigned to Corey Seager, Pujols was issued the number 55.

On May 20, 2021, Pujols hit his first home run as a Dodger, a two-run second-inning shot off Merrill Kelly of the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 3–2 Dodgers win. [217]

Pujols's swing has been praised for its consistency. "It's the same swing every time," former teammate Lance Berkman once said. [218] "He has the ability to repeat his swing over and over and over, which leads to him being very consistent," Cardinals' video coordinator Chad Blair said. Sports Illustrated writer Daniel G. Habib described the swing as "quick" and "quiet." Pujols uses a 32.5-ounce bat against right-handed pitchers, but he uses a 33-ounce bat against left-handers to avoid trying to pull the ball when he swings. [219] He has credited his hitting ability partly to learning what pitchers will do in certain counts and situations:

I can tell right away from the first pitch if they're going to pitch to me or not with men on base. I need to be aggressive and make sure I look for my pitch and be ready. If it's there, be ready to swing. If it's not there, take it. There's just something there in my mind and you know right away the situation will dictate the situation you're in.

Pujols married his wife, Deidre, on January 1, 2000. [221] They have five children: Isabella (Deidre's daughter from a previous relationship), Albert Jr., Sophia, Ezra and Esther Grace. [222] During the offseason, they live in St. Louis. [223] Albert and his wife are supporters of people with Down syndrome, a condition Isabella was born with. [224] In 2007, Pujols became a U.S. citizen, [225] scoring a perfect 100 on his citizenship test. [226]

Pujols is close friends with third baseman Plácido Polanco, a former teammate with the Cardinals. Polanco has called Pujols his "closest friend in baseball," and Pujols is the godfather to Polanco's son, Ishmael. [227] Pujols is also friends with Robinson Canó, who selected Mark Trumbo for the 2012 Home Run Derby after Pujols asked him to. [228]

In 2009, Pujols donated money to the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Tournament, allowing the event to occur after a sponsor backed out. [229] On August 28, 2010, Pujols and La Russa attended Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally in Washington, D.C., after being assured by Beck that the rally was not political. During the rally, Pujols was presented with a medal for his off-the-field efforts. [230] [231]

Business ventures Edit

In 2006, Pujols and the Hanon family opened Pujols 5 Westport Grill, a restaurant located in Westport Plaza of Maryland Heights, Missouri. [232] A 10-foot, 1,100-lb. statue of Pujols was dedicated on November 2, 2011, outside the restaurant. An anonymous donor commissioned sculptor Harry Weber to create the statue, which belongs to the Pujols Family Foundation. [233] [234] After Pujols signed with the Angels, the restaurant was renamed the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Grill. [235]

In 2008, Pujols teamed up with St. Louis Soccer United, a group looking to bring a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to the St. Louis area. [236] However, the group's bid for a franchise was unsuccessful, and a USL team (Saint Louis FC) was formed. [237]

Christianity Edit

Pujols and his wife are devout Evangelical Christians. He became an Evangelical Christian on November 13, 1998, influenced in part by Deidre and his grandmother. [238] [239] During his tenure with the Cardinals, Pujols and his family attended West County Community Church, a Southern Baptist church in Wildwood, Missouri. [239]

Pujols Family Foundation Edit

In 2005, Albert and Deidre Pujols launched the Pujols Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to their "commitment to faith, family and others." The organization promotes awareness of Down syndrome and works to support those who have it and their families, aids the poor in the Dominican Republic, and supports people with disabilities and/or life-threatening illnesses. [240] Among other activities, the foundation hosts events for people with Down syndrome. The foundation gave the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis the resources to open an office and hire staff. [224] In 2009, the Albert Pujols Wellness Center for Adults with Down Syndrome opened in Chesterfield, Missouri [241] Pujols was present at the opening on November 18. [242] The foundation hosts an annual "All Stars Basketball Game" with down syndrome players at Missouri Baptist University. [243]

Pujols has taken several trips to the Dominican Republic, by taking supplies as well as a team of doctors and dentists to the poor who need medical care. The Pujols Family Foundation also holds an annual golf tournament to raise money to send dentists to the Dominican Republic. [244]

Through 2018, Pujols ranked in the top 10 players in major league history in four career statistical categories: home runs (fifth), runs batted in (third), total bases (fifth), and doubles (fifth). [245] [246] [247] He holds the all-time career record for Grounding Into a Double Play with 403. [248] Pujols is also ranked in the top 10 in various other statistics, such as errors committed, assists as a first baseman, at-bats per strikeout, walked intentionally, and extra base hits. At the end of the 2018 season, he ranked among active players ninth in batting average (.302), [249] second in slugging percentage (.554), [250] and fourth in on-base plus slugging (.936). [251] Through 2018, he ranked first among active players in doubles, home runs, RBI and runs scored. [252] [253] [254] [255] Pujols has a .994 fielding percentage at first base through 2018 (13th among active first basemen), led active first basemen in career errors with 106, and set the major league single-season record for assists with 185 in 2009. [14] [256]

Pujols is in the top 10 in several Cardinals' statistics. He is second to Musial in doubles (455), home runs (445) and RBI (1,329). He is seventh in games (1,705), seventh in batting average (.328), third in runs scored (1,291, behind Musial and Lou Brock), and fourth in hits (2,073, behind Musial, Brock and Hornsby). He also is in the top 10 in several single-season Cardinals' records. His 137 runs scored in 2003 are tied for seventh with Tommy McCarthy, his 51 doubles in 2003 and 2004 are tied with Musial for sixth, he holds five of the top 10 Cardinals' home run totals, and his 137 RBI in 2006 are tied for seventh with Jim Bottomley, Johnny Mize and Joe Torre. [257]

Pujols has earned praise from many of his fellow players and coaches. In 2008, he was named the most feared hitter in baseball in a poll of all 30 MLB managers. [258] La Russa has called him "the best player I've ever managed." [259] Votto referred to him as "one of the greatest hitters of all time." [260] Larry Walker called him "a great hitter," [69] and Brendan Ryan said, "He's the best there is." [261] Fernando Viña said, while Pujols was with the Cardinals, "He's the face of the Cardinals." [23]

Based on his baseball accomplishments so far, many sportswriters have named him as a near-lock to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. [262] [263] [264]

Awards and honors Edit

Championships earned or shared
Title Times Dates Ref
National League batting champion 1 2003 [52]
National League champion 3 2004, 2006, 2011 [71] [44]
Pacific Coast League champion 1 2000 [22]
World Series champion 2 2006, 2011 [96] [44]
Awards received
Name of award Times Dates Ref
Baseball America Major League Player of the Year 1 2005
ESPY Award for Best International Athlete 2 2005, 2006
ESPY Award for Best MLB Player 4 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 [265]
Fielding Bible Award at first base 5 2006−09, 2011 [91] [266]
GIBBY/This Year in Baseball Awards for Hitter of the Year 2 2003, 2008 [267]
Hank Aaron Award 2 2003, 2009 [268] [269]
Heart and Hustle Award 1 2009
League Championship Series Most Valuable Player 1 2004 [71]
MLB All-Star 10 2001, 2003−10, 2015 [14] [45] [270] [271] [272]
[273] [274] [115] [46] [275]
MLB Player of the Month 7 May 2003, June 2003, April 2006, April 2009,
June 2009, August 2010, June 2015
[276] [277] [278]
[279] [280] [179]
MLB Player of the Week 12 Sep. 22, 2001 ( with José Mesa )
Jul. 7, 2002 May 4, 2003
Jun. 5, 2005 ( with Nick Johnson )
May 14, 2006 ( with Nomar Garciaparra )
Jul. 15, 2007 Aug. 24, 2008
Sep. 28, 2008 Apr. 26, 2009
Jun. 21, 2009 Jun. 5, 2011
Aug. 5, 2012
[14] [281] [282]
[283] [284] [285] [286]
[287] [288] [289] [290]
National League Most Valuable Player 3 2005, 2008, 2009 [77] [107] [118]
National League Rookie of the Year 1 2001 [31]
Pacific Coast League Postseason Most Valuable Player 1 2000 [10]
Pepsi Clutch Performer of the Month 1 April 2010 [126]
Players Choice Award for Major League Player of the Year 3 2003, 2008, 2009 [291] [292] [293]
Players Choice Award for Marvin Miller Man of the Year 1 2006 [294]
Players Choice Award for National League Outstanding Player 3 2003, 2008, 2009 [291] [295] [293]
Rawlings Gold Glove Award at first base 2 2006, 2010 [90] [132]
Roberto Clemente Award 1 2008 [110]
Silver Slugger Award 6 at 3B: 2001 at OF: 2003 at 1B: 2004, 2008−10 [14] [54] [65] [108] [119] [133]
The Sporting News Player of the Decade 1 2000−09 [296] [297]
The Sporting News Player of the Year 3 2003, 2008, 2009 [48] [109] [120]
Sports Illustrated Player of the Decade 1 2000−09 [298] [299]
National League statistical leader
Category Times Seasons
Batting champion 1 2003
Doubles leader 1 2003
Extra base hits leader 4 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010
Hits leader 1 2003
Home run leader 2 2009, 2010
On-base percentage leader 1 2009
On-base plus slugging leader 3 2006, 2008, 2009
OPS+ leader 4 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
Runs batted in leader 1 2010
Runs scored leader 5 2003−05, 2009, 2010
Slugging percentage leader 3 2006, 2008, 2009
Total Bases leader 4 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009
Grounded Into Double Play leader 2 2007, 2011
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Day of Reconciliation (South African Public Holiday)

In South Africa, the Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday that was created post-1994 by SA&rsquos first non-racial and democratic government with the intention to foster reconciliation between different racial groups and aimed at promoting national unity and focusing people&rsquos attention on the shared future of South Africa.

And, it&rsquos perhaps best encapsulated by beloved former president Nelson Mandela&rsquos words in his 1996 speech at St George&rsquos Cathedral in Cape Town:

WATCH: NELSON MANDELA ON RECONCILIATION AND UNITY

In 2018, 16 December falls on a Sunday, which means that the following Monday 17 December is a public holiday. Long weekend anyone? Discover exciting and interesting things to do over the Day of Reconciliation weekend.

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 16 DECEMBER
The date of the annual observance, 16 December, traditionally held significance for different groups of South Africans. Previously known as the Day of the Vow in Afrikaner culture, it marked the commemoration of the Battle of Blood River in 1838.

More recently, though, 16 December 1961 was the day of the formation of the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC), Umkhonto we Sizwe (the Spear of the Nation). This is important as it marked a turning point in SA history where the ANC launched an armed struggle against the then-ruling apartheid government.

Before this day, the ANC promoted mainly passive resistance. But the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960 changed all of that. Police indiscriminately opening fire on peaceful protestors sparked the creation of Umkhonto we Sizwe the following year. The rest is history. And Umkhonto we Sizwe has been celebrated on 16 December ever since.

A NEW MEANING: DAY OF RECONCILIATION
South Africa&rsquos first democratically-elected government under former president Nelson Mandela in 1994 ventured to give 16 December a new meaning in the minds of South Africans. The aim was to take the day, which had significance for various cultural groups, and change its symbolism to one of promoting reconciliation and unity. And on 16 December 1995, the first-ever Day of Reconciliation was celebrated as a public holiday in South Africa &ndash as it has been ever since.


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Citizenship: England

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Statistics on Daily Gun Violence in America

Daily Gun Violence Impacting People of All Ages in the U.S.

Every day, 316 people are shot in the United States. Among those:

  • 106 people are shot and killed
  • 210 survive gunshot injuries
  • 95 are intentionally shot by someone else and survive
  • 39 are murdered
  • 64 die from gun suicide
  • 10 survive an attempted gun suicide
  • 1 is killed unintentionally
  • 90 are shot unintentionally and survive
  • 1 is killed by legal intervention*
  • 4 are shot by legal intervention and survive
  • 1 died but the intent was unknown
  • 12 are shot and survive but the intent was unknown

DAILY GUN VIOLENCE IMPACTING children and teens (1-17)

Every day, 22 children and teens (1-17) are shot in the United States. Among those:

  • 5 die from gun violence
  • 2 are murdered
  • 17 children and teens survive gunshot injuries
  • 8 are intentionally shot by someone else and survive
  • 2 children and teens either die from gun suicide or survive an attempted gun suicide
  • 8 children and teens are unintentionally shot in instances of family fire — a shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun found in the home resulting in injury or death

Annual Gun Violence Impacting People of All Ages in the U.S.

Every year, 115,551 people are shot. Among those:

  • 38,826 people die from gun violence
  • 14,062 are murdered
  • 76,725 people survive gunshot injuries
  • 34,566 are intentionally shot by someone else and survive
  • 23,437 die from gun suicide
  • 3,554 survive an attempted gun suicide
  • 483 killed unintentionally
  • 521 are killed by legal intervention
  • 1,376 are shot by legal intervention and survive
  • 324 die but the intent was unknown
  • 4,471 are shot and survive but the intent is unknown
  • 547 women are killed by their husband or male dating partner**

ANNUAL GUN VIOLENCE IMPACTING children and teens (ages 1-17)

Every year, 7,957 children and teens are shot in the United States. Among those:

  • 1,663 children and teens die from gun violence
  • 864 are murdered
  • 6,294 children and teens survive gunshot injuries
  • 2,788 are intentionally shot by someone else and survive
  • 662 die from gun suicide
  • 166 survive an attempted gun suicide
  • 10 are killed by legal intervention
  • 101 are shot by legal intervention and survive
  • 89 are killed unintentionally
  • 2,893 are shot unintentionally and survive
  • 38 die but the intent was unknown
  • 380 are and survive shot but the intent is unknown

*Legal intervention is defined by the CDC as: deaths due to injuries inflicted by police or other law enforcement agents, including military on duty, in the course of arresting or attempting to arrest lawbreakers, suppressing disturbances, maintaining order, and performing other legal actions. It excludes injuries caused by civil insurrections.

**This number is a five-year average derived from Violence Policy Center’s “When Men Murder Women” analysis of FBI homicide data, 2014-18 (the five most recent years available for this).

Brady averages the five most recent years of complete data from death certificates (2015-2019) available via CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/fatal.html, and three most recent years of complete data from emergency department visits (2013, ‘14, and ‘16) available via the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project’s (HCUP’s) online query system, hcupnet.ahrq.gov. Numbers may not sum to 100% because of rounding of CDC averages.

Emergency department statistics on HCUPnet are from the HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD), and State Inpatient Databases (SID). All diagnoses of external cause of injury that patients receive in emergency departments are assigned an International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code. The assignments of specific ICD codes are reflected in the data shown here.


Three Kings' Day Celebration: History And Traditions Behind 'El Día De Los Reyes'

Santa Claus may have gone back to the North Pole to rest, but it doesn’t mean the gift-giving (and receiving) is over -- at least not for the thousands of children in Latin America and Spain anxiously awaiting“El Día de los Reyes” Celebration on Jan. 6th.

For many Christians, the holiday season doesn’t officially end until the 12th day of Christmas known as the “Feast of the Epiphany” or “Three Kings' Day”.

The holiday marks the biblical adoration of baby Jesus by the three Kings, also referred to as three Wise Men or Magi. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the men found the divine child by following a star across the desert for twelve days to Bethlehem. Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar -- representing Europe, Arabia, and Africa respectively -- travelled by horse, camel, and elephant in order to present baby Jesus with three symbolic gifts.

The gold offered by one of the wise men is a symbolic acknowledgment of Jesus’ royal standing as “King of the Jews,” while the frankincense manifests the divine nature of the baby’s existence, since he is not an earthly king but the Son of God. And finally the myrrh, often used to embalm corpses, was gifted to the newborn as a symbol of Jesus’ mortality -- foreshadowing his death as a means to cleanse humanity of its sins.

Reyes festivities come in different shapes and sizes across the globe from community parades to three-day celebrations at Disneyland. In Mexico, thousands gather every year to taste a mile-long “Rosca de Reyes” (Kings’ Bread) while others simply make the holiday staple at home honoring the tradition to hide a baby jesus figurine within the bread -- the person whose slice has the figurine must prepare tamales for everyone on the Day of the Candles on Feb. 2!

Here are some of the traditions, recipes, and celebration that surround “El Día de los Reyes”.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misquoted Matthew by describing the "star" the three kings followed as the "North star."


Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day
In times past there was a Catholic Saint for practically every day of the year and these are referred to as the Feast Days or Saint's Days. What is the origin and meaning of Feast Days and why are they referred to as Saint of the Day? Many saints have specially designated feast days which are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day.

The Catholic Saint's feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths, at the same time celebrating their entrance into heaven. Eventually, as time passed, practically every day of the year had at least one saint who was commemorated on that date - a Saint of the day.

Saint of the Day
Click one of the following links for the Saint of the Day for each month:

Definition of Saints
The term 'Saints' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe a person who is perceived of being an example of great holiness and virtue and considered capable of interceding with God on behalf of a person who prayed to them. A person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization. The Roman Catholic Church has an official process for creating saints.


Resistance to antibiotics

Our tests reveal that superbugs can be found in about half of the chicken we tested, from stores across the country. Our test results found that 49.7 percent of our samples contained at least one multidrug-resistant bacterium, and 11.5 percent had at least two. (Multidrug-resistant bacteria are defined as those that are resistant to three or more classes of drugs that they would normally be susceptible to.) The table below shows the percentage of each bacteria that was multidrug-resistant. The bacteria we found were significantly more resistant to classes of antibiotics approved by the FDA for chicken production than for those not approved for such use. (Download a PDF with details about the antibiotic resistance of the bacteria in the samples we tested.)

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Staphylococcus aureus

*One staph aureus was a methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA).


Contact Information

The UNHCR Representative in Afghanistan

Street Address:
ICON Compound, Supreme Road,Pule-e-Charkhi,Dispatury Police District 9, Kabul, Afghanistan

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3232, ***POUCH STILL VIA LO-OFFICE FOR UNHCR, REPRESENTATION AFGHANISTAN IN ISLAMABAD***, Kabul, Afghanistan

Telephone:
41 22 739 7500

Facsimile:
41 22 739 7501

Time Zone:
GMT + 4.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 7:45 - 16:15
Tuesday: 7:45 - 16:15
Wednesday: 7:45 - 16:15
Thursday: 7:45 - 16:15
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 7:45 - 16:15

Public Holidays:
03 January 2021, New Year's Day (observed)
21 March 2021, Nawroz (observed)
13 May 2021, Eid-ul-Fitr
16 May 2021, Eid-ul-Fitr (observed)
20 July 2021, Eid-ul-Adha
21 July 2021, Eid-ul-Adha
19 August 2021, Independence Day
22 August 2021, Tenth of Moharam (observed)
19 October 2021, Prophet's Birthday
26 December 2021, Christmas Day (Observed)

The UNHCR Head of Sub-Office at Mazar-I-Sharif

Street Address:
Kart-e Shafakhana, Behind Mandawi, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

Mailing Address:
p.o. Box 1263, House 24, Street 89, G-6/3,, Pakistan, Islamabad, Afghanistan

Telephone:
41 22 739 7504

Facsimile:
41 22 739 7505

Time Zone:
GMT + 4.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 7:45 - 16:15
Tuesday: 7:45 - 16:15
Wednesday: 7:45 - 16:15
Thursday: 7:45 - 16:15
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 7:45 - 16:15

Public Holidays:
03 January 2021, New Year's Day (observed)
21 March 2021, Nawroz (observed)
13 May 2021, Eid-ul-Fitr
16 May 2021, Eid-ul-Fitr (observed)
20 July 2021, Eid-ul-Adha
21 July 2021, Eid-ul-Adha
19 August 2021, Independence Day
22 August 2021, Tenth of Moharam (observed)
19 October 2021, Prophet's Birthday
26 December 2021, Christmas Day (Observed)

The UNHCR Sub-Office in Herat

Street Address:
Park Round About, End of Majidi Street,, Herat, Afghanistan

Mailing Address:

Telephone:
41 22 739 7506

Facsimile:
90 93 042 080

Time Zone:
GMT + 4.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 08:00 - 16:30
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 08:00 - 16:30

Public Holidays:
03 January 2021, New Year's Day (observed)
21 March 2021, Nawroz (observed)
13 May 2021, Eid-ul-Fitr
16 May 2021, Eid-ul-Fitr (observed)
20 July 2021, Eid-ul-Adha
21 July 2021, Eid-ul-Adha
19 August 2021, Independence Day
22 August 2021, Tenth of Moharam (observed)
19 October 2021, Prophet's Birthday
26 December 2021, Christmas Day (Observed)


The effect of coenzyme Q10 on morbidity and mortality in chronic heart failure: results from Q-SYMBIO: a randomized double-blind trial

Objectives: This randomized controlled multicenter trial evaluated coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) as adjunctive treatment in chronic heart failure (HF).

Background: CoQ10 is an essential cofactor for energy production and is also a powerful antioxidant. A low level of myocardial CoQ10 is related to the severity of HF. Previous randomized controlled trials of CoQ10 in HF were underpowered to address major clinical endpoints.

Methods: Patients with moderate to severe HF were randomly assigned in a 2-year prospective trial to either CoQ10 100 mg 3 times daily or placebo, in addition to standard therapy. The primary short-term endpoints at 16 weeks were changes in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification, 6-min walk test, and levels of N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide. The primary long-term endpoint at 2 years was composite major adverse cardiovascular events as determined by a time to first event analysis.

Results: A total of 420 patients were enrolled. There were no significant changes in short-term endpoints. The primary long-term endpoint was reached by 15% of the patients in the CoQ10 group versus 26% in the placebo group (hazard ratio: 0.50 95% confidence interval: 0.32 to 0.80 p = 0.003) by intention-to-treat analysis. The following secondary endpoints were significantly lower in the CoQ10 group compared with the placebo group: cardiovascular mortality (9% vs. 16%, p = 0.026), all-cause mortality (10% vs. 18%, p = 0.018), and incidence of hospital stays for HF (p = 0.033). In addition, a significant improvement of NYHA class was found in the CoQ10 group after 2 years (p = 0.028).

Conclusions: Long-term CoQ10 treatment of patients with chronic HF is safe, improves symptoms, and reduces major adverse cardiovascular events. (Coenzyme Q10 as adjunctive treatment of chronic heart failure: a randomised, double-blind, multicentre trial with focus on SYMptoms, BIomarker status [Brain-Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)], and long-term Outcome [hospitalisations/mortality] ISRCTN94506234).

Keywords: chronic heart failure coenzyme Q(10) metabolic therapy randomized controlled trial ubiquinone.

Copyright © 2014 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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