Boston Red Sox Trevor Story: ‘I Don’t Know How You Play Baseball Without Being A Christian’

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Boston Red Sox Trevor Story: ‘I Don’t Know How You Play Baseball Without Being A Christian’

By Movieguide® Staff

After career-lows in consecutive at-bats, Boston Red Sox player and former All-Star shortstop Trevor Story earned the American League Player of the Week for May 16-22.

After struggles at-bat, Story batted .194. However, he posted a .360 with six home runs in the last two weeks.

“Just very simple stuff, just trying to be more balanced and be on time,” Story told reporters after a three-homerun game. “I think that’s about as simple as I can put it. I’m not trying to do too much and I think that works really well for me.”

Whether Story experiences success on the field or is hindered by injury and playing poorly, his faith remains in Christ.

While on the Table Forty podcast last June, Story expressed the primary role faith plays in his life.

“I was thinking about it the other day and I was like, ‘I don’t know how you play baseball without being a Christian and having that strong faith,’ just because this game is so demanding and it’s built on failure,” Story said. “You’re going to fail many more times than you succeed. That is kind of similar to life.”

This dynamic is amplified in a city like Boston, where fans take their baseball seriously.

“I think that’s really rooted in my faith, being in the Word,” Story said. “I think we all need to be in the Word more than we are. That’s a challenge of mine that I really try to do.”

In an interview with Sports Spectrum in 2018, Story said that success in baseball is not his main focus.

“We’re here playing baseball, but we’re called to do something greater, I believe,” Story said. “That’s to further God’s Kingdom, to help others and try to be like Jesus as close as we can. … You’re here for that deeper reason — not just to play baseball. That’s certainly the venue we were blessed to have, to reach as many people as we can.”