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  • Bobby & Mickey: A life-changing friendship

    August 2 2016 by Rudy Gray, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Bobby & Mickey: A life-changing friendship

    One of Bobby Richardson’s good friends during his playing days with the New York Yankees was the legendary Mickey Mantle. During the years when Mantle and Richardson played, the Yankees were loaded with talent. It was the golden age of baseball, and the Yankees dominated. Larry King once said, “Mickey Mantle is baseball.”

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  • Hall-of-Famer Pat Williams talks character, Extreme Winning

    July 12 2016 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Hall-of-Famer Pat Williams talks character, Extreme Winning

    Pat Williams is a basketball hall-of-famer, currently serving as co-founder and senior vice president of the National Basketball Asssociation’s Orlando Magic. Williams spent seven years playing professional baseball as a minor league catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies, and later worked in the front office. He also served seven years in the United States Army.

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  • New York Yankees call Ken Whitten ‘mentor’

    April 15 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New York Yankees call Ken Whitten ‘mentor’

    Ken Whitten used to dream of playing professional baseball. But even though God closed that door, He reopens another door into baseball for Whitten each spring as Major League players and coaches descend on the Tampa-area Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz where he has served as pastor for 26 years.

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  • Yogi Berra, dead at 90, lives on in sermons

    September 28 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Yogi Berra, dead at 90, lives on in sermons

    When former New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra died Sept. 22 at age 90, the sports world lost a 13-time World Series champion. Some preachers, meanwhile, lost a wise and humorous source of sermon material. Ken Whitten, Jack Graham, James Merritt and, according to Merritt have long quoted Berra’s famous “Yogi-isms” ...

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  • Royals GM: character key to team’s turnaround

    August 3 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Royals GM: character key to team’s turnaround

    Cultivating character among minor league players is particularly important to Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore because of his goal to establish a winning team with a majority of the players developed through the Kansas City farm system. Consequently, minor leaguers with the Royals hear speakers address morality ...

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  • All-Star Pujols anchored by faith

    July 16 2015 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    All-Star Pujols anchored by faith

    Life in the Dominican Republic wasn’t easy for Albert Pujols, but now the 10-time All-Star has come to realize that God had a plan for him all along. Heading into the draft a born-again Christian, Pujols was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round as the 402nd overall pick.

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  • Baseball builds bridges with Japanese Peruvians

    March 27 2015 by Aurora Flores, IMB Communications | with 0 comments
    Baseball builds bridges with Japanese Peruvians

    Tim and Joy Mitchell serve in Lima, Peru where they work among the Nikkei Japanese immigrants. About 100,000 Nikkei live in Peru, but only about 100 of them are evangelical Christians. Overall, “the Nikkei are closed to the gospel,” Tim noted. “But they’re wide open to baseball …”

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  • Giants exec says, ‘Point people to Christ’

    October 27 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    San Francisco Giants executive, Bobby Evans, helped make the decision to bench Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera for using a banned substance in 2012. Evans is a Southern Baptist who told Baptist Press that his most important task as assistant general manager is to honor Christ.

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  • Orioles’ Davis strives for godliness

    September 27 2013 by Joshua Cooley, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Orioles’ Davis strives for godliness

    Baltimore Orioles' slugger Chris Davis has experienced a massive resurgence in his baseball career. He's moved from mediocre to breaking records that rank him next to Babe Ruth. Throughout this change Davis says he's focussing on giving God the glory and leaving a legacy for Christ.

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  • ‘Home Run’ is a hit on opening weekend

    April 23 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Home Run’ is a hit on opening weekend

    Another faith-based film marketed by Provident Films has enjoyed a solid opening weekend.

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  • 5,000 World Series packets given to fans

    October 31 2012 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    5,000 World Series packets given to fans

    Volunteers from Michigan Baptist churches distributed some 5,000 packets with evangelistic materials prior to a World Series game at the Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park Oct. 27. “We just thought it was a great opportunity to get the gospel in people’s hands,” said Larry Allen, pastor of Warren Woods Baptist Church in Warren.

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  • World Series gives Mich. Baptists an entrée

    October 29 2012 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    World Series gives Mich. Baptists an entrée

    Michigan Baptists used the World Series in Detroit as an opportunity to share the gospel with fans headed to the games between the Tigers and the San Francisco Giants at Comerica Park.

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  • Top minor league manager sees God’s ‘power’

    October 4 2012 by Lee Warren, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Top minor league manager sees God’s ‘power’

    Minor league manager Brett Butler stood before his players in the visiting clubhouse after the Reno Aces won the Pacific Coast League Championship Series against the Omaha Storm Chasers. He spoke about the importance of character and integrity – a theme that is familiar to his team.

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