Albert Pujols

2012 MLB - Spring Training - Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals (7-4) - March 22, 2012

Pujols in 2012, photo by

Birth Name: José Alberto Pujols Alcántara

Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: January 16, 1980

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic

Albert Pujols is a Dominican Republic-American professional baseball player. A first baseman and designated hitter, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels, and the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is nicknamed “The Machine”/La Máquina.

He is the son of Bienvenido Pujols. He was born in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, and moved to New York City, U.S., in 1986. His surname is Catalan. Albert is married to Nicole Fernandez. He has five children with his former wife Deirde. Nicole is the daughter of politician Leonel Fernández, who was President of the Dominican Republic.

Albert and his family have attended a Southern Baptist church. He is an Evangelical Christian.

Albert’s paternal grandmother’s name is America.

3 Responses

  1. Jack Redfield says:

    Based off his surname, he must have Catalan ancestry.

  2. J.J. says:

    Dominican doesn’t tell us anything about his ancestry, he looks like he could be a number of ethnicities

  3. Hippiboy says:

    Awesome Baseball player!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.