The Sporting News Magazine named Albert Pujols its player of the year yesterday. Pujols put up amazing numbers in his third season in the big leagues, hitting .359 with 43 homers and 124 RBI’s. Pujols is the sixth Cardinal to win the award and the first since Lou Brock in 1974. Royals’ manager Tony Pena was named the American League manager of the year. After losing 100 games in 2002, Pena guided the Royals to their first winning season since 1994.