Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Albert Pujols' 610th career home run helps raise money for Down syndrome

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols rewrote the record books by hitting his 610 career home run in the 10-1 rout of the Texas Rangers.

The 3-run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning was Pujols’ 19th of the season and put him in sole possession of 8th on the all-time home run list.

Check out the home run below:

Pujols, 37, now stands as the all-time home run leader among foreign born players, passing Sammy Sosa. Pujols was both in the Dominican Republic.

But the home run has an even greater meaning. This season Pujols will donate to the Homes for Hope campaign. Pujols’ mission, he says on Pledge It, is to live and share his commitment to faith, family and others, to promote awareness, provide hope and meet tangible needs for children and families who live with Down syndrome. The goal is also to improve the standard of living and quality of life for impoverished people in the Dominican Republic through education, medical relief and tangible goods and to provide extraordinary experiences for children with disabilities and/or life threatening illnesses.

Working with the Pujols Family Foundation, Albert hopes to raise up to $50,000.

Click here to find more information on the the Homes for Hope campaign.