Friday, April 8, 2011

Albert Pujols on 60 Minutes Sunday 4/10

His big bat has made the St. Louis Cardinals' slugger one of the top 10 players in baseball history. But to people with Down syndrome and the poor of his native Dominican Republic that he helps, he means a lot more than home runs and RBI. 60 Minutes' Bob Simon reports, Sunday, April 10, 7 p.m. ET/PT.

He is as dedicated to helping others as he is about playing ball, maybe more so. "It's my passion and I believe this is what God is calling me to do...I was one of those little boys with no hope."

His foundation also supports people with Down syndrome, another passion for Pujols, whose daughter was born with it.

For teenagers with Down syndrome, Pujols is already a hall of famer. Cameras capture him dancing with dozens of them at an annual prom he throws for the teens - the highlight of the year for them. "And for me too," says Pujols.

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