CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Illinois (RNS) — Last year, Sister Mary Jo Sobieck bounced a baseball off her bicep, threw a perfect curveball and became a viral sensation. Now she’s nominated for an ESPY.
(RNS) — Detroit Tigers ace Michael Fulmer works as a plumber in the offseason and serves as a mentor to adults with developmental disabilities, keeping in touch with his faith and keeping himself focused.
(RNS) — The world of religion offers clues to the causes and consequences of the present troubles. It also suggests what it will take to revive the great American pastime.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — In its 66th year, the event was a reminder that the dream needs to be stronger than the struggle.
ARLINGTON, Texas (RNS) This week he returned full time to the game he loves.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Members of Team Israel, most of whom are Americans, wear blue and white uniforms, the state colors of Israel, and Stars of David on their sleeves.
(RNS) For decades, people have milked metaphors of baseball and religion beyond what they are worth. The truth is, we can go deeper.
(RNS) Is devotion to a sport the same as devotion to a religion? A new documentary series will explore that question.
Does Sandy Koufax still inspire American Jews?
A poll shows that baseball's popularity is based, in part, on religion (or the lack-thereof) .
(RNS) Baseball great Roberto Clemente died in 1972 on his way to deliver relief supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. Now, one fan is swinging for the fences to try to make Clemente a saint.
(RNS) Most Americans don't see spiritual forces affecting the sports scores but many will do a little dance, say a little prayer anyway. Especially football fans.
This year's Red Sox season proved again that the team is New England's premier religious cult.
ST. PETERS, Mo. (RNS) "Here I am, a baseball superstar, falling into the pits, having everybody write you off, and then having God say, 'I'm going to use your mess for a message.' How beautiful is that?"
New York University president John Sexton, former law school dean and distinguished legal scholar, has written a most unusual book: “Baseball as a Road to God.”
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