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  • 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

  • New York Yankees call Ken Whitten 'mentor'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, April 14, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of Ken Whitten.
    LUTZ, Fla. (BP) -- Ken Whitten used to dream of playing professional baseball.

    But even though God closed that door following Whitten's college pitching career nearly 40 years ago at Eastern Illinois University, He reopens another door into baseball for Whitten each spring as Major League players and coaches -- especially New York Yankees -- descend on the Tampa-area Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz where he has served as pastor for 26 years. Read More