10 things you don't know about Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols hasn't performed as well as Angels fans had hoped, but off the field he is more interesting than you'd think. You may know how many awards he has received but did you know that he appeared on a cooking show before?

2ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 10: Albert Pujols (R) waves as Angels owner Arturo Moreno looks on at a public press conference introducing newly signed Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim players Pujols and C.J. Wilson at Angel Stadium on December 10, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Pujols signed a contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for $254 million over 10 years. His contract include details like a hotel suite when on the road and a luxury suite for all home games for his charity.


ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with family after defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 to win Game Seven of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Albert Pujols started the Pujols Family Foundation with his wife Deidre. It is a not-for-profit agency to help those with Down syndrome in the Dominican Republic.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Recording artist Wale visits BET's "106 & Party" at BET Studios on December 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Rapper Wale released a song titled “Albert Pujols” where he raps about the baseball player.

WASHINGTON - MAY 19: Paula Deen throws out the first pitch before the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 19, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paula Deen

Albert Pujols and his wife Deidre appeared on Paula’s Best Dishes on the Food Network. They helped Paula Dean create some Domincan dishes.

PHILADELPHIA , PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals has fun with Placido Polanco #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies during batting practice at Citizens Bank Park on September 16, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

Albert Pujols and Placido Polanco are best friends. Pujols is the godfather to Polanco's son, Ishmael.

?ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 13: Nyjer Morgan #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers gestures after he doubled in the top of the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 13, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

In 2011, Nyjer Morgan and Pujols got into an argument on the field that cleared both benches. Morgan retaliated on Twitter and called Pujols, Alberta.

TEMPE, AZ - FEBRUARY 29: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels poses during spring training photo day on February 29, 2012 at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Albert Pujols was born on January 16, 1980 so his astrological sign is Capricorn.

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals stands on the field for the national anthem prior to Game Six of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

In 2007 Albert Pujols became a U.S. citizen. He scored a perfect 100 on the test.

CHICAGO - APRIL 20: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals blows bubble gum as he looks on the field against the Chicago Cubs on April 20, 2007 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 2-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

In 2006, Pujols and the Hanon family opened the Pujols 5 Restaurant together. In 2012 the name was changed to the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Bar and Grill since Pujols was no longer playing for St.Louis.

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