The St. Louis Cardinals have had a pretty wild last 48 hours for not having played a game. First, of course, the Cardinals learn that slugger Mark Mcgwire has decided to retire, now Albert Pujols wins the Rookie of the Year award in the National League. Pujols captured all 32 first-place votes after a 2001 season in which he hit .329 with 37 home runs and 130 runs batted in. Houston’s Roy Oswalt was second in the voting, Philly shortstop Jimmy Rollins came in third. Pujols is the first Cardinal to win the award since Todd Worrell back in 1986.
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