Pujols BM487323

Piece of the Game Baseball Identity
Security Hologram - BM487323

Albert Pujols - DH - LAA

May 8, 2017

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

2857th career hit

1639th career Single

MLB Authenticated Hologram #


Individual Game Highlight


Top of 3rd


Kendall Graveman


Kole Calhoun, Albert Pujols, Luis Valbuena


Single to CF

Pitch Speed:

94.8 MPH

Hit Distance:

323.0 ft

Hit Launch Speed:

103.36 MPH

Hit Launch Angle:


The Oakland Athletics hosted the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a game between division rivals on May 8, 2017. Going into this game, the two teams were battling for second place in the division. The Angles held a 2-0 lead going into the top of the third inning. This ball saw action from three batters. First, it was brought into play for the third strike of Kole Calhoun’s at-bat, the 210th career strikeout for pitcher Kendall Graveman. This baseball stayed in the game and was pitched three times to Albert Pujols. The first two pitches were a called strike, and a swing and a miss. The third pitch started as a 94.8 MPH fastball and ended up leaving Prince Albert’s bat at 103.36 MPH, landing 323 feet away in center field, the 1639th single, and 2857th hit of Pujols’ career. Both Graveman and this ball remained in the game when Luis Valbuena took a turn at the plate. The first pitch was a called strike, an 86.5 MPH changeup, and the second and final pitch of this baseball’s career was a fastball in the dirt. Balbuena eventually hit a fly out to left field, followed by a Danny Espinosa strikeout to end the inning with no permanent damage being done on the scoreboard. The angles would not score again. The A’s, on the other hand, would get a home run from Jed Lowrie in the fourth inning to pull within one. A homer off the bat of Trevor Plouffe tied the game, 2-2, in the fifth inning, and Jed Lowrie hit his second home run of the game, a walk-off shot in the bottom of the eleventh inning to give Oakland the win. At the end of the game, Los Angeles held a slight lead in the standings with a record of 16-18, however the trail the first place Astros by 6 games.

Signature authenticated by :

Tri Star

Albert Pujols - Game Info


Designated Hitter



Batting Results:

2 for 5

Start Time:

7:07 PM

Time of Game:





64 degrees, Sunny.


Wind 9mph out to right field


HP - Ed Hickox, 1B - Chris Conroy, 2B - Jerry Meals, 3B - Ron Kulpa.


Angels 2, Athletics 3

Winning Pitcher:

Liam Hendriks (1-0)

Losing Pitcher:

Deolis Guerra (2-2)


Athletics Win. Albert Pujols 2 for 5. Jed Lowrie two home run game.

Box Score


Albert Pujols - Bio


January 16, 1980


April 2, 2001





Height, Weight

6-3, 235 lbs

• Nickname: The Machine, Prince Albert

• Twitter (@PujolsFive)

• St. Louis Cardinals 13th round draft pick of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft

• 2001 NL Rookie of the Year

• 3x NL Most Valuable Player (2005, 2008, 2009)

• 2x World Series Champion (2006, 2011)

• 2004 NLCS Most Valuable Player

• 6x Silver Slugger Award (2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)

• 2x Rawlings Gold Glove Award (2006, 2010)


Artist Monty Sheldon Painted on 07/28/2018 and is number BM487323