Stories of Professional Baseball Athletes

Posted: June 18, 2009 by twinsfan21 in Uncategorized

There are many professional baseball players that have stories, and know life is more than just baseball.

Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton

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.

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke

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.

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols has always been a baseball player. He is one of great superstars in today’s game, but baseball is not the only thing that is important to Albert Pujols. Pujols is an active Christian, and is married, and has a daughter, who has down syndrome. He also has two other children. Pujols has created the Albert Pujols Family Foundation to the development of people with down syndrome. On their website, Pujols states, “We exist to honor God and strengthen families through our works, deeds, and our example.” Pujols has recognized that his gift to play baseball is from God, and because of that, he and his family’s lives have been blessed by God. Pujols has put God first in his life, and everything else second.
Hearing about Albert Pujols story encourages me, and shows me that
athletes are truly good role models.These athletes are truly role models, and are role models to look up to because they have the right mindset now, and know that there is more to life than just baseball.
  1. James Craig Magee says:

    Im not sure if these comments go straight to who i want them to but this one is for Josh Hamilton. I think your story is awesome. I too have like the same story except im still looking for my way into my dream. I was the best my high school had ever seen up until drugs, alcohol and getting in trouble with the law began in my life. I had no direction and no hope once this all began. I was unable to play my senior year due to all this. Baseball was a for sure future i had and my whole family knew this and when it was destroyed by me allowing the devil to take control of my life, i lost all control. I ended up going to prison and did 6 years all together. I got out and went right back to the same old lifestyle with the devil up until i admitted myself into a rehab. While in that rehab there was a newspaper clipping posted on our main hallway wall and it was you josh and your amazing story. Right the i had hope that my dream was not yet over. Today i live in spring texas and play ball in the coastal league in houston. Currently waiting on mlb try-outs to start. Im already 27 but i believe i still got it. I just wanna thank you Josh for spreading the word on how our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ really works. Before that clipping i really had no idea how great God was and how much he loved me and the suffering addict. You are an amazing person and God sculpted you this way. He sculpted us all this way… with love and he put us all here for a reason. I just pray that one day i can have the priviledge to play with you in the majors and share what God has done for me in my life with you, other players, and the fans. Go get ’em Josh and GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER!!!

    • twinsfan21 says:

      Thats a great story you have and i’m glad you shared it! we’ll keep praying for ya and hope your dream comes true! keep living your life for Christ! Glad you liked this blog post!

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