Dominican baseball player Albert Pujols received the Musial Awards after receiving the Stan Musial Award for Sportsmanship, this being the highest award of the night.
According to international media, Pujols received the award in tears, classifying it as one of the most special of his career as a professional baseball player.
“San Luis will always be in my heart,” he said.
Through a publication on his Instagram profile, Pujols said he felt grateful for receiving the award and thanked the Musial family and other people for making that night special. In the photos, the player can be seen posing in front of the statuette accompanied by his girlfriend. , Nicole Fernandez.
The Musial Awards highlight the stories of athletes in different areas, they are held in November of each year at the Stifel Theater in the city of San Luis.
The Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award for Sportsmanship is the top honor of the award as it honors the memory of St. Louis Hall of Famer and legend Stan Musial, whose values were class, dignity, generosity, integrity and excellence.
Musial’s daughter Jean Edmonds called Pujols “the perfect recipient.”
The Dominican has displayed disciplined, generous, and upright behavior throughout his years in baseball, but he also demonstrates his values off the field by making large contributions to the partnership with Fundación de la Familia, which he founded in 2005 with the purpose of helping children with down syndrome.
The slugger announced that he would retire from baseball in 2022, ending a brilliant career as a baseball player and saying goodbye in style with more than 700 home runs. Due to his great work in the big leagues, many media outlets classify him as a future hall of fame.