On February 4 2004 — 2004 – Avoiding an arbitration hearing, the St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols agree to a $100 million, seven-year deal. The 24-year slugging 1B/OF, who hit .359 with 43 home runs and 124 RBI in 2003, was the runner up to Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants in National League MVP voting.

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Baseball Reference February 4
SABR Games Project
National Pastime February 4
Hall of Fame
Replay The Game
Retro Sheet

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