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  • 'True champions for Christ'

    by Rudy Gray/Baptist Courier, posted Monday, August 01, 2016 (one year ago)

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    GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- In 1974, I was working as a young sports writer for the Anderson Independent and was given the assignment to do a full-page feature on Bobby Richardson, head coach of the University of South Carolina's baseball team. It was my first big story, and I enjoyed interviewing the former New York Yankee second baseman.

    The Gamecocks were preparing for their first-ever NCAA baseball tournament appearance. Richardson had built a mediocre program into a national contender in four years. His strong and public commitment to Christ distinguished him from ... Read More

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

    by Rudy Gray/Baptist Courier, posted Monday, August 01, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Baptist Courier
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- Bobby Richardson played baseball for the New York Yankees during the golden years of the dynasty. He retired from baseball at age 31 and shortly thereafter became the first full-time baseball coach at the University of South Carolina, establishing a winning tradition that continues to the present. But the key to his outstanding career, his marriage of 60 years and his witness for Christ has been his Christian faith.

    Bobby met his wife Betsy at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter, S.C. She sat on one side of the church with her mother, and he sat on the opposite side with the youth ... Read More