And, the Most famous former Memphis Redbird of them all is now Major League Baseballs' National League Most Valuable Player.
The St. Louis Cardinals first baseman was among the best in almost every offensive category in the N.L. this past season.
His 129-runs led the league.. Plus he finished second in batting average..RBI's slugging percentage, on base percentage, and total bases.
Pujols helped Memphis win the Pacific Coast League Championship and advance to the Triple-A- World series in 2000.