LISTEN: Albert Pujols on how he got his love for the game

Albert Pujols
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"Well, it was my father."

Albert Pujols said his dad was instrumental in getting him to love baseball. Coming from an athletic family, he was always playing sports, and his dad and grandfather both instilled a passion in him from a young age.

He also told KMOX's Tom Ackerman that he's always loved the challenge of baseball.

"This game is not easy, there's a lot of things that have to go right, there's a lot of things that you have to work on," Pujols said. "Technique, and just learning the game, and I guess you have to have the passion and the love to really get into it. And that's something that I had since I was a young boy."

Listen to the rest of the conversation from "5 Minutes with No. 5" here: