Pujols Officially Signs Retirement Papers

After such a strong second half, there were some questions as to whether Albert Pujols would go through with his retirement plans or come back for another run. 

It appears he's sticking with his original plan. 

Albert Pujols officially signed his retirement papers on Monday. 

Pujols had a terrific second half this season in St. Louis en route to joining the highly exclusive 700 home run club, but he'll go forward with the plan to hang up his cleats for good. 

The forty-two-year-old finishes his 22-season career with 3,384 hits, 703 home runs, 2,218 RBIs, and a remarkable .296/.374/.544 slash line. He played 12 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, 10 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, and 85 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021. 

The legendary slugger was a three-time NL MVP, 11-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove, six-time Silver Slugger and a two-time World Series winner. 

Cooperstown awaits. 

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