Report: Albert Pujols to return to St. Louis for first time in 2019
Albert Pujols’ homecoming to St. Louis may finally be happening at long last.
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Friday that Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels are scheduled to visit the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in June 2019. The three-game interleague series will mark the ten-time All-Star’s first time returning to St. Louis since his departure in 2011.
Albert Pujols and the #Angels are scheduled to visit St. Louis/Busch Stadium next June, about a year from now, for a three-game interleague series, according to an official familiar with #stlcards wishes and a close-to-final version of 2019 schedule. #MLB
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) June 15, 2018
The 38-year-old Pujols, of course, enjoyed the best years of his MLB career with the Cardinals, playing with them for 11 seasons and winning three NL MVP Awards. He also helped bring two World Series titles to St. Louis.
There was definitely some ill will from Cards fans when Pujols left to sign his huge 10-year, $254 million deal with the Angels. But now that both sides have had time to heal, he should finally be getting the hero’s welcome he deserves.