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A conversation with Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore

posted by Chad Bonham

In this day and age, it’s amazing that Kansas City General Manager Dayton Moore is even around to enjoy his team’s inspiring rise back to prominence. After all, in his nine seasons at the helm, the Royals suffered through seven […]

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Inspiring Athletes Top Christian Sports Stories of 2012 (11-20)

posted by Chad Bonham

Today, we continue with more from the Top Christian Sports Stories of 2012 featuring numbers 11-20 (in reverse order): #20 Allyson Felix wins three gold medals at London Olympics American sprinter Allyson Felix has been a golden girl at virtually […]

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Inspiring Athletes Top Christian Sports Stories of 2012 (#21-30)

posted by Chad Bonham

Another year has passed and the sports world has provided us with yet more intriguing stories. In 2012, we’ve seen everything from record-breaking moments and Olympic memories to breakout performances and surprising free agency moves. Over the next three days, […]

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Josh Hamilton talks about obedience to God in FCA video

posted by Chad Bonham

My good friends at FCA spoke with Josh Hamilton earlier this fall about his struggle with tobacco use and what he learned about obedience to God. Even though the season is over (and Hamilton is currently a free agent), I […]

A conversation with New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte

posted by Chad Bonham

Heading into the 2012 Major League Baseball playoffs, Andy Pettitte holds the Major record for most post-season starts (42), innings pitched (263) and wins (19). And while the Yankees lefty isn’t considered a lock for the Hall of Fame, one […]

Inspiring Athletes 2012 Major League Playoffs Preview

posted by Chad Bonham

For a self-avowed baseball junkie, October is always the most wonderful time of the year. Even with my favorite team in the cellar for a second year in a row, it’s hard not to get excited about the 2012 Major […]

A conversation with New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi

posted by Chad Bonham

As a 15-year player and three-time World Series champion, Joe Girardi was known as one of the hardest nosed catchers to get behind the plate. Now, as the manager of the most storied franchise in Major League Baseball history, he […]

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright talks about his love of golf, quest for integrity

posted by Chad Bonham

Adam Wainwright has made a nice living striking out Major League hitters and keeping zeroes on the opponents’ scoreboards. But as his young daughters get old enough to explore the world of competitive sports on their own, the St. Louis […]

Philip Humber hurls 21st perfect game in MLB history for White Sox, tosses Jesus the praise

posted by Chad Bonham

Earlier Saturday, White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history. Read more about the details in this New York Times article. But thanks to the keen eye of my good friend Ash Greyson, […]

Andy Pettitte signs one-year deal with Yankees

posted by Chad Bonham

I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Andy Pettitte through various FCA related projects and occasional communication here and there. One thing I was certain of was the retired Yankees pitcher’s desire to stay retired. Last I heard from […]

Inspiring Athletes Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011 (#1-10)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this story with your friends! For your New Year’s Eve reading pleasure, Inspiring Athletes presents its final installment of the Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011! #10 Brad Stevens leads Butler to second consecutive appearance […]

Inspiring Athletes Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011 (#11-20)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! In our continuing series, we look at more of the Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011: #20 Kevin Durant claims second consecutive NBA scoring title If there was any question that […]

Inspiring Athletes Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011 (#21-30)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this story with your friends! This year has been packed full of crazy sports stories. From lockouts and conference realignment to abuse scandals and unexpected coaching moves, we’ve seen all things tragic, inexplicable and even a […]

Inspiring Athletes previews 2011 MLB Playoffs

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! To quote a classic Christmas song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” No, I’m not talking about the celebration of our Savior’s birth. I mean, that part of the year […]

Inspiring Athletes celebrates 100th post with a special “Writer’s Block” edition

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! WRITER’S BLOCK: The Best of Inspiring Athletes (So Far) I’m sort of an old-school writer trying to survive in the age of social media and fluid technological advancement. The social media thing […]

A conversation with San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt

posted by Chad Bonham

Jeremy Affeldt has experienced the struggles of playing for a small market team (Kansas City) and the joys of playing for a World Series championship team (San Francisco). But the relief pitcher says there’s nothing he can’t handle as long […]

A conversation with Minnesota Twins pitcher Matt Capps

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! As a reliever for the Minnesota Twins, Matt Capps has faced every emotion imaginable from the thrill of a game-ending strikeout to the agony of a blown save after giving up a […]

Inspiring Athletes presents a super summer giveaway from Sports Spectrum!

posted by Chad Bonham

Inspiring Athletes is going to begin a series of giveaways and to kick things off, we’ve partnered with Sports Spectrum magazine to give away some great prizes. We will randomly select five of our readers to receive a one-year subscription […]

A conversation with Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “like” to share this with your friends! Brian Roberts first accepted Christ as a 12-year old at a church revival, but it was his freshman year in college while on Christmas break when A.C. Green’s autobiography (a gift from […]

Albert Pujols registers 2,000th hit in Cardinals win over the Cubs

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! St. Louis Cardinals first baseman hit another career milestone tonight when he tallied his 2,000th career hit in a 9-2 victory against N.L. Central division rival Chicago Cubs. Pujols already has over […]

New York Yankees second baseman Derek Jeter reaches 3,000 hits

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Derek Jeter hits 3,000th hit; talks faith on religious TV show Today, Derek Jeter reached an amazing milestone by hitting his 3,000th career hit. That makes him the 28th player in MLB […]

The Best of Inspiring Athletes: MLB Edition

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! With the All-Star Game a few days away, I thought it might be a good time to catch you up on some of the baseball interviews you may have missed these past […]

Josh Hamilton distraught over tragic accident that kills Rangers fan

posted by Chad Bonham

I saw this story online but didn’t read the details until later when I noticed that Josh Hamilton was trending on Twitter. That’s when I heard the sad irony of the Rangers fan who slipped while trying to catch a […]

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira on God’s forgiveness

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share with friends! On June 30, 2011, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira joined an elite group by hitting his 300th career home run in a 5-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. Only 130 other MLB […]

The Inspirational Sports Report: Lance Berkman, Josh Hamilton highlight All-Star teams; Ragan wins first Sprint Cup race

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share with your friends! Happy Fourth of July to all the Inspiring Athletes readers out there! I trust you are having a blessed and safe holiday weekend with your friends and family. There was plenty of sports […]

A conversation with St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share with friends! It might still seem strange for diehard baseball fans to see Lance Berkman in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform. After all, he spent the previous 11 and a half seasons (Berkman played the second […]

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira slams 300th career home run

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! New York Yankees first baseman hit his 300th career home run today in a 5-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. Check out the milestone bomb by clicking here. Teixeira has 25 homers […]

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