Double Play

Double Play


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All-Star player Ben Zobrist (Tampa Bay Rays), considered one of the best all-around players in baseball, writes about the importance of his faith, life, and athletic career in Double Play. Written with his wife, Christian singer Julianna Zobrist, and MikeYorkey, best-selling author of Every Man's Battle and Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin, the book gives fans a first look into the heart of an athlete whose talent and devotion to God, family, and baseball make him one of the most loveable figures in the Major League today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433683312
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Ben and Julianna Zobrist are standout talents, both using their gifts to glorify God. Ben is an All Star Major League baseball player and helped lead the Tampa Bay Rays to the World Series.  Ben represented the United States in the World Baseball Classic and also leads Bible studies with his teammates.  Julianna is a recognized Christian music artist whose music has affected the culture for Christ nationally. Julianna has performed on both the mainstream and Christian platforms and is actively involved in film and radio. Both Ben and Julianna speak about their faith at events nationwide. The Zobrists have two children and live in Nashville, Tennessee.   

Mike Yorkey has written and co-written more than seventy-five books, including the best seller Every Man's Battle (with Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker); Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life (with Eric LeGrand); Playing With Purpose: Tim Tebow; Recovery of a Lifetime (with Chris & Mike Reis); Every Heart Restored (with Fred Stoeker, Brenda Stoeker, Stephen Arterburn); Growing Up Colt (with Colt and Brad McCoy); Playing With Purpose: NFL Quarterbacks (Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow), Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin; and Playing with Purpose: Baseball.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Leading Off 11

2 The View from the Bleachers 25

3 Home Game 37

4 The Tryout 49

5 First Signals 61

6 In the Starting Lineup 73

7 Long Relief 87

8 Behind in the Count 103

9 A Pitch over the Middle 121

10 Stepping up to the Plate 137

11 Road Trip 153

12 Intentional Walk 167

13 Pivot Play 181

14 Swing Change 203

15 Making Hits 217

16 A New Lineup Card 227

17 Final Out 237

Invite Ben and Julianna Zobrist to Speak and Sing at Your Event 245

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