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Joe and his dad, Jack
Family

Guideposts Classics: Joe Buck on His Hero, His Father

In this story from November 2003, sports announcer Joe Buck recalls how a shared love of baseball allowed him to grow closer to his father, Hall of Fame baseball announcer Jack Buck, in Jack's final years.

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Frank Robinson, manager of the 1975 Cleveland Indians
Sports

Guideposts Classics: Frank Robinson on Caring, Sharing and Communicating

In this story from May 1975, baseball legend Frank Robinson shares how the managers he played for prepared him to be the major leagues' first African-American manager.

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Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson
Sports

Guideposts Classics: Jackie Robinson on Facing Challenges

In this story from August 1948, Hall of Famer and American hero Jackie Robinson recalls the challenges he faced in breaking baseball's color barrier.

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Peggy Rowe's mom with the Orioles' ball girls, mascot and pitcher Kerry Ligtenberg
Angels

The Baltimore Orioles Stepped Up to the Plate for This Longtime Fan

She didn't share her 90-year-old mother's passion for baseball, but when her mom fell and broke her hip, Peggy was grateful for the local team's support.

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Interview with the Author: Len Berman
Movies and TV

Interview with the Author: Len Berman

Veteran sportscaster Len Berman talks about the process of selecting the 25 greatest baseball players of all time.

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Boy playing baseball
Grandchildren

The Gift of Sharing God's Love

When a five-year-old grandson plays baseball, he's cheered on by a loving fan club of family and friends.

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Aaron Judge singles in the first inning of a game at Yankee Stadium in September 2016
Sports

For Yankees Slugger Aaron Judge, Faith and Family Come First

The right fielder, who hit more home runs in his rookie season than any player in history, relies on faith and family to help him remain humble.

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An artist's rendering of a teenager with angel wings and a red hoodie
Coping With Illness

Incident on the Roof

After so many years of crash diets and food binges, I feared I was beyond help.

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Vin Scully, longtime play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Sports

Hall of Fame Baseball Broadcaster Vin Scully Calling It a Career

Here's our tribute to Vin Scully, long-time play-by-play man for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who calls his final game on October 2, 2016.

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Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen shares his story in the June 2016 issue of Guideposts
Stories of Faith

Andrew McCutchen: The Faith to Follow Through

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen may appear to be on top of the baseball world, but his path to the Majors wasn't without its setbacks. His family and his faith kept him on track.

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