About the Book Since his rookie year in 2001, Albert Pujols has been a rising star in Major League Baseball. He's shattered records and led his team, the St. Louis Cardinals, to victory in the 2006 World Series. This biography chronicles Pujols's solid reputation as a team player and determined athlete. Book Synopsis Anyone who has ever had the privilege of watching Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals knows the sound of a hit. It's the sound his bat makes when it connects with the ball. It's a sound that's been heard countless times since his 2001 rookie season. That year, he took the league by storm by posting some of the most fantastic offensive stats of any rookie ever-and he's been doing the same ever since, shattering records and helping his team win games, including the 2006 World Series, with clutch hits and amazing home runs. This biography offers an up-close look at this superstar's life and the most memorable moments of his outstanding career to date. About the Author Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.