A little more than five hours later, the future Hall of Famer took the field against the New York Yankees, but he played a different position when the dynamic speaker accepted her award.

Angels star Albert Pujols was the admiring husband in the crowd – smartphone raised to shoot video – as his wife, Deidre, closed the second annual Women of Coast luncheon Wednesday, April 24, with her powerful speech and a message about what everyone in attendance could do for the community.