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These were the comebacks of the year in the Major Leagues

Justin Verlander on the american league and the Dominican Albert Pujols on the National Leaguethey were winners of The Return of the Year 2022.

Verlander is the first Astro of Houston one sees Comeback of the Year y hills is the third Cardinal in achieving it, joining Chris Carpenter in 2009 and Lance Berkman in 2011. This honor has been bestowed by Major League Baseball since 2005, to the player of each league who managed to stand out after being out for various reasons. The winners are determined by votes of each of the reporters of MLB.comof each team.

For Verlanderthe prize arrives a week after winning the Cy Young from american league unanimously. After in 2020 he pitched just 6 innings and missing the entire 2021 season due to surgery Tommy John.

The ace of Astros returned this year to post an 18-4 record with a 1.75 ERA, which is the best for any pitcher in the league. Americanasince the Dominican Pedro Martinez had 1.74, in the year 2000. In addition, the 39-year-old veteran led the american league in wins, ERA, batting average against (.186) and OPS (.497).

THE FAREWELL OF ALBERT PUJOLS

hillsis 42 years old and signed with the Cardinals just 10 days before the opening dayending with a memorable 22nd season, the last campaign of his career.

hills had a sensational finish this year hitting 18 homers in the second half of the season and becoming the 4th player in the history of both leagues to hit the 700-homer mark, joining Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron y Babe Ruth. hills he finished the year with 24 home runs, his most since he hit 31 homers in 2016.

Pujols was Rookie of the Year from National 2011, 3 times Most valuable Player6 times won the Bat de Paymentthey awarded him 2 golden gloves and was in a couple of titles World Series. In addition, he was summoned to 11 all-star games and won the batting title of the National League in 2003.

ALBERT PUJOLS SIGNED HIS RETIREMENT

The legendary race in Big leagues from the Dominican Albert Pujols came to an end after he signed his retirement documents with the St. Louis Cardinals.

hillsalso know as “Machine”was born in the Dominican Republic and reached the USA when i was a teenager. He was taken by St. Louis in the 13th round of the 1999 Amateur Draft and played for 22 seasons in the major leagues from 2001 to 2022.

hills surpassed the 700-homer mark this year after hitting 24 home runs in 351 at-bats with the cardinals.

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Pujols is one of the best hitters baseball has ever produced, finishing with 703 home runs and a .296 batting average. He ranks fourth all-time in home runs behind only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714). Pujols also has the second most RBIs in history with 2,218 and 6,211 total bases. He is fifth in doubles with 686 and tenth in hits with 3,384.

This puts Albert Pujols on track for Cooperstown, who will likely see his Major League Baseball Hall of Fame plaque in his first year of eligibility, in 2028.

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