In just under three weeks, the 2022 regular season will end.
Then it will be time to focus on the postseason and the great matchups we’ll get to see.
Albert Pujols is in the home stretch of his legendary career, and playing out his last season as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, who will be closing out the regular season at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Of course, the first player you think of when you see the Pirates logo is Roberto Clemente.
Pujols was the Clemente Award Winner back in 2008, and of all active players in Major League Baseball, Pujols was the first to visit the Clemente Museum out of respect for Clemente.
Now, he’ll have a chance to close out his career in the city where Clemente made a name for himself.
The @MLB regular season ends 3 weeks from today.
Albert Pujols and the @Cardinals will be in Pittsburgh.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) September 14, 2022
Pujols’ Humanitarian Efforts
This is a nice touch for Pujols.
So to close out his final season in the city where Clemente became a superstar is fitting for a player who has done so much off the field.
Pujols is very active in the St. Louis community.
He and his wife created the Pujols Family Foundation during his first stint in St. Louis, a nonprofit that seeks to aid people living with Down Syndrome.
He’s been a humanitarian throughout his career and has done incredible work off the field.
He’s a true ambassador for the game of baseball, just as Clemente was, and just as his teammates in Wainwright and Molina are.
It’ll be a nice touch to cap off his legendary career.