Big League Faith

Spring Training: Braden Looper’s full circle

JUPITER (BP)—In some ways, Braden Looper’s baseball career has come full circle.

Faith, not fame, fuels major leaguer

VERO BEACH (BP)—Bill Mueller doesn’t look like a baseball superstar, mainly because he isn’t one. He doesn’t mash home runs regularly. He doesn’t steal bases. He doesn’t possess loads of athletic ability.

Dodgers’ Drew seeks to honor Christ through baseball, life

VERO BEACH (BP)—J.D. Drew was warming up in the outfield with some of his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates prior to a recent spring training game with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pitcher’s prayer for a partner

KISSIMMEE (BP)—Atlanta Braves pitcher Blaine Boyer has known for a long time what he wanted in a wife.

A sportscaster’s epiphany

VERO BEACH (BP)—An October night in 1997 was the low point in Gary Miller’s life.

Spring Training 2004: Ministry at the Ballpark

Former major league catcher ministers through Pro Athletes Outreach

ORLANDO (FBW)—Eddie Taubensee spent 11 seasons as a catcher in Major League Baseball until a back injury cut his career short.

Losing season sharpened faith of Detroit Tigers pitcher

WINDEMERE (FBW)—From a baseball perspective, last year was a season Mike Maroth would like to forget.

New York Yankees’ Phillips finds a home at Idlewild Baptist in Tampa
TAMPA (FBW)—New York Yankees minor leaguer Andy Phillips isn’t a member of Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa. He says it just feels that way.
Marlin’s Looper cites faith in move to Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE (FBW)—After winning a World Series as a member of the Florida Marlins last year, Braden Looper finds himself with a new team for a new season.
Baseball players minister to teammates with ‘Passion’
PORT St. LUCIE (FBW)–Churches aren’t the only ones renting out theaters and using Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of The Christ” as an outreach tool. Baseball players are doing the same thing.