Baseball is called our national pastime for a reason--it brings together families and communities across generations to enjoy the game's delightful traditions.
Boy playing baseball

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

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

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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Pittsburgh Pirates center-fielder Andrew McCutchen juggles baseballs

Andrew McCutchen on Being Inspired by Young Fans

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star center-fielder Andrew McCutchen shares a story of a mutually inspiring encounter with a young fan.

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Pittsburgh Pirates center-fielder Andrew McCutchen

MLB All-Star Andrew McCutchen on Faith and Baseball

Andrew McCutchen, All-Star center-fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, shares the role that God plays in his life, on the field and off.

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Guideposts: Former major leaguer and broadcaster Joe Garagiola
Positive Living

Guideposts Classics: Joe Garagiola on the Blessing of Laughter

In this story from April 1974, former major leaguer and broadcasting legend Joe Garagiola shares how he used humor to help smooth over life's rough spots.

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Guideposts: Joe Garagiola during his stint as a host on the Today Show
People Helping People

Joe Garagiola's Amazing Sheepskin Dream Coat

Former major league catcher and legendary broadcaster Joe Garagiola shares what happens when a kid wants something special for Christmas, something he knows is more than his mom and pop can give.

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Guideposts: Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron

Guideposts Classics: Hank Aaron on Sacrificing for Others

In this story from September 1973, baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who was then just months away from breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record, shares how the sacrifices of others smoothed the path for his playing career.

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