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What Pros Wear: Albert Pujols (Bat, Glove, Cleats, Batting Gloves, Sunglasses, Rope)

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Marucci AP5 Low Density Maple

The photo above is of a bat from Pujols’ 2010 season, but he’s still swinging the AP5.  The version he swings now is a low density maple, and the only difference we saw from an March 2012 bat is the weight is 1/10th of an ounce heavier (31.8 oz, photo below).

It’s not easy to see, but the number on the right is 1-8, a 34 inch, 31.8 oz bat.

Batting Gloves

Nike Show Elite Pujols GB0261

At home, Pujols is wearing the same Nike Show Elite white on white gloves with a red swoosh.  For away games, now, he is wearing the same style with a blue swoosh (photo below).

Pujols' Nike Show Elite exclusives. Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America

Pujols’ Nike Show Elite exclusives.  Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America

Source: Ed Zurga/Getty Images North America

Source: Ed Zurga/Getty Images North America


Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly (new colors, available but not in Pujols exclusives)

Also, try NIKEiD for your own exclusive Diamond Elite Fly styles.

Pujols wears the grey-toed version of the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly MCS that you see above for away games.  For home games, he wears a similar black-toed version (see below).

Source: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images North America

I love the black—looks like a matte finish.  What do you think?

Back view of Pujols’ away cleats.

Pujols has also  been wearing a black Nike wristband lately that, NO SURPRISE, you cannot find anywhere online.  Check it out and we’ll just have to keep dreaming until Nike smartens up and starts producing these for the masses.

Source: Layne Murdoch/Getty Images North America
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Albert Pujols fields with a Rawlings Heart of the Hide glove.

Pujols, known mostly for punishing baseballs at the plate, isn’t too shabby a defender either.  Earlier in his career, Pujols played a serviceable third base and outfield for Tony LaRussa, before settling in at first base.  There he has won two Gold Glove Awards (’06, ’10).


Rawlings Heart of the Hide PROCMHCB2

Pujols has worn a few different variations of the above Rawlings PROCMHCB2.  This Heart of the Hide has gold accents (because of his gold glove award), red lacing, and a “horizontal bar with X-laced” web.   Pujols has recently been using the same model but with a red web (below).  There is a discontinued glove called the PROAP5 that you might be able to find if you snoop around the internet, which is most similar to Pujols game glove, but in terms of construction, the PROCMHCB2 is what you’re looking for.

Just an FYI, the glove referred to on Rawlings custom glove configuration tool as Pujols’ is not actually the right glove.  The web is totally wrong.  That site is not reliable at all, actually.  Every glove we have checked there has been incorrect.  The most similar glove you’ll find to Pujols’ currently is the Rawlings PROCMHCB2, which is the same great first baseman’s glove, just without the red lacing and webbing.

We would be remiss not to at least mention Albert Pujols’ chain.  You’ve all probably noticed over his career that he wears a gigantic metal rope around his neck, and we did a little research to try to figure out what it is.

A good look at Pujols' chain. Source:

A good look at Pujols’ chain. Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America


Titanium Chains

Pujols’ wears a titanium chain.  There are many styles online and we even think we found Albert’s.   Beware: that thing looks like it would weigh a lot of us down!

Pujols’ latest chain (yes I looked that closely!): Ultimate Tungsten Carbide Wheat Link Chain

14 Responses

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  3. Trace Carter

    What about the custom nike wristband? With the number? I’ve been looking all over I can’t seem to find it.

    June 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

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  5. tony

    what about the all black cleats he is now using with the angels,

    July 22, 2012 at 11:26 am

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  7. Yes it's true.

    Rawlings said on Facebook that Pujols uses a black pro preferred glove with a red heart of the hide web.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

  8. Rob

    The Rawlings glove builder has the prochmcb2 it has an asterisk that says model may not represent actual glove also baseball savings has the glove in their builder along with a pretty good glove builder

    October 10, 2012 at 7:05 am

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  12. David

    What bat did Pujols use in his 3rd at-bat today vs. the Cardinals? It was an all natural Marucci.

    July 2, 2013 at 8:41 pm

  13. smallpapi

    As for the Pujols chain, it is not Titanium but he wears a solid white gold chain. I will twitter the chain pic. I have it in a 20” he wears at least a 24” or so.

    December 26, 2013 at 5:19 am

  14. Omar Sanchez

    I saw him wearing a weird new brand other than Nike this past season, at least in the final part of the regular season.

    November 16, 2014 at 11:39 am

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