Pujols says he thanks God for giving him a platform through a
high-profile career -- and says that allows him to be more than just
being a player.
Pujols has set up a foundation that helps people with Down
syndrome and assist the poor in the Dominican Republic.
Pujols' manager, Tony La Russa, says heroes often are seen as
products of movies, television and fiction books, but there are
La Russa says Pujols has had amazing accomplishments in
baseball, but what makes him so special is his commitment to his
family, faith and community.