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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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  • Christian faith marks Yankee great’s career, home life

    August 2 2016 by Rudy Gray, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Christian faith marks Yankee great’s career, home life

    Bobby Richardson played baseball for the New York Yankees during the golden years of the dynasty. He retired from baseball and became the first full-time baseball coach at the University of South Carolina. The key to his outstanding career, his marriage of 60 years and his witness for Christ has been his Christian faith.

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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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