There are many professional baseball players that have stories, and know life is more than just baseball.
Josh Hamilton was approaching the end of the road in baseball until he found that drugs and tattoos weren’t everything. He would have dreams that would tempt him to use drugs. Now, though, he recites James 4:7, which says, Humble yourself before God. Resist the devil, and He will flee from you. He memorizes, and recites scripture now, and takes part in Bible studies. He also tells his story to people and to crowds. Josh Hamilton also has stayed clean from drugs and had a successful 2008 season with the Texas Rangers. This season he has been plagued by injuries.
This season, Zack Greinke has been an ace for the Kansas City Royals. He is currently 8-3 with an 1.96 ERA. In 2006, however, Greinke was away from baseball suffering from an anxiety disorder, and depression. Greinke had to take time off from baseball to get his life back together, and now, look where he is. When he came back, he has spent time in the minors, in the bullpen, and now, back in the starting rotation. At the end of the 2008 season, he got his game back to where he wanted it. He finished with 13 wins, and finished the season with 14 scoreless innings. This season, he extended that streak to 38 scoreless innings. Zack Greinke is a true, up and coming star, but he has had his struggles, too.