Albert Pujols (Baseball Superstars Series)

Albert Pujols (Baseball Superstars Series)

by Dennis Abrams


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Albert Pujols first played baseball on the streets of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Today, he is known world-wide as one of the sport's true superstars. Often compared to such legends as Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, Pujols has thrilled fans with his exploits at the plate. He also has touched the hearts of millions with his tireless advocacy for people with Down syndrome and for the poor of his native Dominican Republic. But who is Albert Pujols? How did he overcome growing up poor to sign a {dollar}100-million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals? Why did he get involved with the cause of Down syndrome? How does he balance family life and superstardom? And why has he been called the best baseball player of our time?

About the Author:
Dennis Abrams is the author of several books for young readers, including biographies of Barbara Park, Anthony Horowitz, Hamid Karzai, Eminem, the Beastie Boys, and Ty Cobb

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791098479
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/15/2008
Series: Baseball Superstars Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

The Sound of Power     1
Dominican Beginnings     8
A New Life     17
Moving Up     27
In the Big Leagues     44
Would He Be a Fluke?     63
Chasing the Series     74
The Chase Continues     82
Making a Difference     95
Winning It All     105
Statistics     118
Chronology and Timeline     119
Glossary     122
Bibliography     126
Further Reading     129
Index     132

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