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Albert Pujols

The fight against the growing epidemic of modern slavery gains a big-league ally as Albert and Deidre Pujols launch Strike Out Slavery, an initiative they formed to raise awareness about human trafficking and funds for organizations fighting the international crime. Their inaugural Hero + Living Legend Experience fundraiser with Strike Out Slavery Day at Angel Stadium, giving the first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and his wife the opportunity to engage baseball fans in a battle against exploitation that enslaves 45.8 million people in 167 countries.

"As we learned about children as young as 4 years old being forced into labor and sex trafficking, we felt compelled to act," says the three-time National League MVP Award winner and two-time Gold Glove recipient. "We know that if Major League Baseball teams, players and fans join us, we could spread awareness about modern slavery and help an international network of nonprofit organizations rally against it."