The Sabbath and Professional Baseball

 

By Bill Lussenheide

 

Professional baseball historically has captured much interest in America, but also around the world. In fact baseball has become so ingrained in the American psyche that even movies that portray baseball have increasingly become “supernatural” or “spiritual” in their nature. Movies like “Angels in The Outfield,” “The Natural,” or “Field of Dreams” all try to capture the idea of either an interest by God in baseball, or providing supernatural talent, or even creating a resurrection of dead baseball players to facilitate a father/son reconciliation.

 

Baseball itself has an interesting sabbatical element within it — the “Seventh Inning Stretch,” allowing a brief rest bit during the seventh frame, along with the singing of “God Bless America” at major league stadiums. However, there also has been those that have become believers of the truth, especially in regards to the Seventh-day Sabbath truth, that have been involved in professional baseball. This article will outline several individuals who have been associated with professional baseball and who also were or became Sabbath Keepers. The fact that many professional baseball games are played on Saturdays, creates an obvious conflict with a Sabbath observer. However there have been at least two players who, while still active in their baseball careers, attempted to work around the Sabbath. Ed Correa, from Puerto Rico, is a Seventh-day Adventist. He played 3 seasons in the major leagues and was a starting pitcher…”

 

(This article is an excerpt from the March – April 2013 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)

 

To read the rest of this article, which starts on page 17, click this link:

http://biblesabbath.org/media/TSS_2013_Mar-Apr–560.pdf

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