Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols was a three-time MVP during his 11-year stint with the St. Louis Cardinals. An only child he grew up with an alcoholic father. He has been in the news for his $240 million contract with the LA Angels and for allegedly lying about his age.
Dominican baseball player Yordano Ventura, who made a name for himself as part of the MLB team Kansas City Royals, also won the 2015 World Series with his team. He left his fans and teammates shocked when he died in a car crash at the tender age of 25.