Newsletter September 2011 – The Faces of US Immigrants: Albert Pujols, A Baseball Player Who Gives Back

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The Faces of US Immigrants: Albert Pujols, A Baseball Player Who Gives Back

Born José Alberto Pujols Alcántara on January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Albert Pujols, as he’s better known, is a professional Major League baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he is a first baseman. Pujols is one of the top players in Major League Baseball and one of the most feared hitters in baseball, according to a poll taken of all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) managers in 2008. In 2001, he won the National League Rookie of the Year award. Pujols has been selected as an All-Star nine times and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award three times. He has won the National League Hank Award twice, and has a World Series ring from the Cardinals 2006 title. He was selected by as the greatest player of the decade from 2000 to 2009 and ranks among the top 40 leading home run hitters in Major League Baseball.

His family emigrated to the United States in 1996, when he was 16, and in 2007, Albert Pujols became a U.S. Citizen.

In 2005, Mr. Pujols and his wife, Deidre Pujols, started the Pujols Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated in promoting awareness of Down syndrome and works to support those who have it and their families, aids the poor in the Dominican Republic, and supports people with disabilities and/or life threatening illnesses.

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