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Pujols statue unveiled outside star's restaurant

I like the way Pujols joins the pack of photographers (bottom photo) to get his own shot.

AP reports:

ST. LOUIS - Hundreds of St. Louis Cardinals fans turned out for the unveiling of an Albert Pujols statue outside his restaurant.

Some of the fans encouraged him to stay in St. Louis. Pujols did not mention free agency Wednesday during his speech as he stood near the 10-foot, 1,100-pound bronze likeness of himself.

Funds for the statue were provided by an anonymous donor two years ago. The sculpture was made by Harry Weber and is similar to Weber's work on Cardinals Hall of Famers outside Busch Stadium.

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Jeff Roberson / AP

Baseball player Albert Pujols holds his daughter, Ezra, as they unveil a 10-foot, 1,100-pound bronze statue of the St. Louis Cardinals slugger Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Maryland Heights, Mo.


Jeff Roberson / AP

Baseball player Albert Pujols, front, stands with other photographers as he takes a picture of a 10-foot, 1,100-pound bronze statue of the St. Louis Cardinals slugger after its dedication Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Maryland Heights, Mo.