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Albert Pujols Suits Up With Glossy Oxfords for Muhammad Ali ESPY Awards 2022 Humanitarian Honor

Albert Pujols, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals and noted MLB player, attended the 2022 ESPY Awards in a dapper suit, dressing to receive a huge honor. The slugger, who is set to retire after the 2022 season, was the recipient of the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award during the ESPN award show hosted by Stephen Curry in Los Angeles on July 20. The award is given to an athlete whose “continuous, demonstrated leadership has created a measured positive impact on their community through sports.”

To receive the prestigious award, Pujols wore a tailored black suit with a white collared shirt and a simple black tie. The player’s suit jacket featured floral-like embroidery detail, adding an element of interest to his classic look. He paired the statement-making red carpet outfit with a pair of glossy black Oxfords.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: Albert Pujols attends the 2022 ESPYs at Dolby Theatre on July 20, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Albert Pujols attends the 2022 ESPYS on July 20 in Hollywood.
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The star player is a noted philanthropist and humanitarian when off the field. He founded the Pujols Family Foundation in 2005 to provide assistance to low-income communities in his home country of the Dominican Republic. The foundation also supports those living with Down syndrome in the United States, a genetic condition close to the slugger’s heart. Pujols’ daughter Isabella was born with Down syndrome when the player was just 18 years old.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: (L-R) Albert Pujols and guests attend the 2022 ESPYs at Dolby Theatre on July 20, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Momodu Mansaray/WireImage)
Albert Pujols and guests attend the 2022 ESPYS on July 20 in Hollywood.
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The ESPYS, or the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards, is an annual ESPN award show celebrating outstanding achievements in sports. This year’s show will be hosted by NBA superstar Curry, with award recipients selected by sportswriters, broadcasters, sports executives, and players as well as fan voting. The biggest awards of the night are Best Men’s Sport Athlete and Best Women’s Sport Athlete, along with Breakthrough Athlete and Best Record-Breaking Performance.

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