Dominican- American Baseball Player Albert Pujols: His Personal And Professional Journey
Dominican- American José Alberto Pujols Alcántar in short Albert Pujols is a professional baseball player. He serves as a first baseman and designated hitter for the Los Angeles team of Major League Baseball(MLB).
Three-time MVP(Most Valuable Player) Pujols is married to Deidre. Who is his wife? How the couple first met? How is their relationship going on? Do they share any children? Here we have details about his personal and professional life.
Married Life Of Albert Pujols And Wife Deidre-How The Couple First Met?
Albert Pujols is happily married to wife Deidre. Many of you must be curious about their love story and how did Albert found the love of his life? Well, the baseball player Albert with the greatest achievement met his wife Deidre way back in the late '90s.
They first met each other in Salsa Club and soon after started dating. But that's not all of it Albert actually lied about his age to go on a date with Deidre. He told that he was 21 years old but he was only 18 years old.
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When they went on their first date at Cheesecake Factory in Kanas City, Albert made the confession about his age. But he was not only the one to confess Deidre 21 years old at that time also made a confession. She confessed that she was a single mother. It was then she said she has an infant daughter who had Down syndrome.
Albert happily accepted to Deidre that he will always embrace her daughter Isabella as his own. Moreover, in 1998 he also changed his religion to Christianity under the influence of Deidre and her grandmother. Later on, after two years they exchanged vows on January 1, 2001.
As of now, the happily wed couple has two sons and three daughters; Ezra, Albert Jr, Sophia, Esther Grace, and Isabella.
In 2005, Albert and Deidre established a non-profit organization Pujols Family Foundation to promote awareness, hope and provide the need for the people who live with Down syndrome. They established the organization in the name of Isabella as she was born with a genetic disorder Down syndrome.
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Besides from his daughter Isabella who suffers from Down syndrome he also helps a lot of other children who are suffering from the disease.
Albert Pujols' Career Stats
|YEAR||TEAM||At Bats||Game Played||Runs||Hits||Runs In Battle||Walks||Strike Out||Home Runs||Batting Average|
|2018||Los Angeles Dodgers||465||117||50||114||64||28||65||19||.245|
|2016||Los Angeles Dodgers||593||152||71||159||119||49||75||31||.268|
|2015||Los Angeles Dodgers||602||157||85||147||95||50||72||40||.244|
|2014||Los Angeles Dodgers||633||159||89||172||105||48||71||28||.272|
|2013||Los Angeles Dodgers||391||99||49||101||64||40||55||17||.258|
|2012||Los Angeles Dodgers||607||154||85||173||105||52||76||30||.285|
|2011||St. Louis Cardinals||579||147||105||173||99||61||58||37||.299|
|2010||St. Louis Cardinals||159||587||115||183||118||103||76||42||.312|
|2009||St. Louis Cardinals||568||160||124||186||135||115||64||47||.327|
|2008||St. Louis Cardinals||524||148||100||187||116||104||54||37||.357|
|2007||St. Louis Cardinals||565||158||99||185||103||99||58||32||.327|
|2006||St. Louis Cardinals||535||143||119||177||137||92||50||49||.331|
|2005||St. Louis Cardinals||591||161||129||195||117||97||65||41||.330|
|2004||St. Louis Cardinals||592||154||133||196||12||84||52||46||.331|
|2003||St. Louis Cardinals||591||157||137||212||124||79||65||43||.359|
|2002||St. Louis Cardinals||590||157||118||185||127||72||69||34||.314|
|2001||St. Louis Cardinals||590||161||112||194||130||69||93||37||.329|
|CAREER||Dodger and Cardinals||10,196||2692||1,773||3,082||1,982||1,279||1,211||633||.302|
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Albert Pujols: Quick Facts
- Pujols was born on January 16, 1980, in Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic. Later on, he migrated at age of 16 with his father Bienvenido Pujols and grandmother America Pujols to the United States and settled down in Independence, Missouri.
- When Pujols was three years old his parents got divorced and was raised by his grandmother, father along with his uncle and aunts.
- Pujols scored perfect 100 on his United States citizenship test and became US citizen on February 07, 2007.
- In August 2013, Pujols was accused of enhancing drugs by former Cardinals hitting coach Jack Clark. later on, Pujols filed a defamation lawsuit on October 4, which settled out of court.
- Pujols was nine-time All-Star (2001,2003-2010), three-time Most Valuable Player(2005,2008,2009) and National League champion(2005,2008,2009).
- Pujols married his wife Deidre with just $150 on January 1, 2001.