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Dominican- American Baseball Player Albert Pujols: His Personal And Professional Journey

News by Azen Published on 27 Dec,2018 Updated on 27 Dec,2018

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.

CAPTION: Albert Pujols with his wife Deidre Pujols and their five children SOURCE: height line

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. 

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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
2017 Los AngelesDodgers  593 149 53 143 101 37 93 23 .241
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

  1. 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.
  2. When Pujols was three years old his parents got divorced and was raised by his grandmother, father along with his uncle and aunts.
  3. Pujols scored perfect 100 on his United States citizenship test and became US citizen on February 07, 2007.
  4. 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.
  5. Pujols was nine-time  All-Star (2001,2003-2010), three-time Most Valuable Player(2005,2008,2009) and National League champion(2005,2008,2009).
  6. Pujols married his wife Deidre with just $150 on  January 1, 2001. 

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