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Rangers Rookie Evan Carter Gives Glory to God, Boasts ‘JESUS WON’

Photo from Evan Carter’s Instagram

Rangers Rookie Evan Carter Gives Glory to God, Boasts ‘JESUS WON’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Texas Rangers rookie Evan Carter uses his time in the big leagues to be a light for Christ.

The 21-year-old wears a “JESUS WON” T-shirt in interviews and praises God even when he faces setbacks.

“On Sept. 8, ahead of his Major League debut, Carter told reporters he was grateful to God for the opportunity. For that interview and during batting practice, he was wearing a T-shirt proclaiming ‘Jesus Won.’ Carter singled in his first at-bat that day, helping to spark a turnaround for Texas,” Church Leaders reported.

Sports Spectrum observed, “To further express his faith, Carter has a tattoo on his left arm that stands for ‘God is greater than the highs and lows,’ and on his right wrist he often wears an ‘I Am Second’ bracelet.”

“Carter became the second-youngest player to drive in the first run of a World Series and the third-youngest player with multiple extra-base hits in a World Series game,” Church Leaders wrote.

In June 2021, Carter missed much of the season when he developed a stress fracture in his lower back. He didn’t get down but instead found a way to be grateful for it.

“I got hurt, and that’s not what you want to see,” Carter told MLB. “But there’s good in everything. I believe God’s got a plan for me. I learned a lot of stuff here in rehab, and being around the facility throughout the season, I wouldn’t have otherwise. There’s a positive to everything…I was always super grateful to have the team that I did have.”

Movieguide® previously reported compliments that Carter’s manager, Bruce Bochy, said about the player:

“We’ve said, even going back to spring training, that the patience and discipline he had, at that time, as a 20-year-old, that’s not something that just happens,” Bochy said. “He’s worked at it. That’s what he does all the time. He tries to shrink the strike zone and make pitchers come to him. He doesn’t panic at two strikes. He just gives you quality at-bats. He’s advanced for his age. That’s why he is up here.”

It’s clear that both Carter and his wife, Kaylan, give God credit for major successes.

The Daily Citizen reported that Kaylan said, “All the glory to God. Without him, we wouldn’t be here,” referring to Carter’s Major League debut.

Carter recently partnered with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to sell “JESUS WON” tees. The proceeds will help create a community for young baseball players and provide for children in poverty in his Tennessee hometown.

“Our mission is to use the platform that baseball has blessed us with to give back to our community in Carter County, TN,” Carter shared.

 

 


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