Spring 2021 Magazine

Searched For: Lance Berkman

Lance Berkman describes his prayer before game-tying 2011 World Series hit

Game 6 of the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas...

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NEW PODCAST: Lance Berkman and Scott Linebrink, Former MLB Players on the Great Commission

THIS IS EPISODE 258 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Lance Berkman played 15 seasons in...

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THE INCREASE: Lance Berkman - Leadership at Bat

Leadership with the Bat The factor that contributes most to effective leadership is consistency. If...

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THE INCREASE: Lance Berkman - Count Your Blessings

As the weather gets cooler, school schedules find a rhythm and hunting season starts, the...

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Former MLB All-Star Lance Berkman shares his journey of sports and faith

Lance Berkman played 15 seasons as a Major League Baseball Player with the Astros, Yankees,...

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Lance Berkman's biggest challenge as high school baseball coach

Former Major League Baseball star Lance Berkman admits he still has a lot to learn...

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NEW PODCAST: Lance Berkman, 6-time MLB All-Star

THIS IS EPISODE 31 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Lance Berkman played 15 seasons as...

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In the News: NL Comeback Player of the Year Lance Berkman

Lance Berkman has carved out a rather formidable reputation as an unstressed, underdressed Texan, an ultra-loose character, a chortling clubhouse comedian who isn’t afraid to take his act on the field. There are at least three recorded incidents in which the Houston Astros’ five-time All-Star has impersonated a mascot—including the time when, rehabbing an injury in Triple-A while on the disabled list, he went into the opposing team’s clubhouse, jumped into the River Rat outfit and was seen dancing in his own team’s dugout. He also has frolicked with a mascot (the Phillie Phanatic)—trumping it up into a Wrestlemania spectacle by pretending to be floored by a forearm shiver—and taken batting practice while wearing a sumo-wrestler costume. Then there was the time at Wrigley Field when the Bleacher Bums in left field were riding him about his physique, calling him “Fat Elvis” and some other unprintable names. One of them was shaking a pack of Twinkies, so Berkman motioned for the fan to toss it to him. Berkman retrieved the Twinkies, ate one and stuffed the other one in his back pocket, sending the Bums into hysterics...

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Around the Net - NY Mets Dickey writes memoir, Lin to have surgery, Bubba Watson adopts boy

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey writes a book New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has released his memoir called, "Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball." The book is a very open and honest look at Dickey's life as he tells about his struggles growing up in a broken home, sexual abuse, adultery, and even suicide. “I have spent so much of my life running and hiding, and I wasn't going to continue doing that in the book," Dickey says... Jeremy Lin out for regular season New York Knicks point guard and Sports Spectrum spring cover boy, Jeremy Lin, will miss the rest of the regular season... Bubba Watson and wife adopt boy Golfer Bubba Watson and his wife Angie have adopted a 1-month old baby boy. The couple tweeted a picture of their new family member, Caleb. Watson will make an appearance on Faherty tonight on the Golf channel to talk about his adoption... Christian Athletes in the Headlines Lin has lunch with fired editor (Yahoo Sports) Tim Tebow Among Speakers at Chick-fil-A Leadercast Event (Sacramento Bee) Lance Berkman gives away Adam Wainwright’s truck in April Fool’s prank (Big League Stew)

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From the Archives: The Saint Louis Cardinals

Three of baseballʼs most dominant hitters the last decade have joined together, but their confidence isnʼt in their ability on the field – itʼs in knowing that God is in control. The regular season hadn't even started, but St. Louis Cardinals' fans were excited about the possibilities as they watched their team in spring training during March. Albert Pujols. Matt Holliday. Lance Berkman. All together in one dangerous lineup. Pujols joined the Cardinals in 2001. Holliday was acquired from Oakland in 2009 and Berkman signed a one-year, $8 million deal with St. Louis in the off-season, coming over from the Yankees after becoming a free-agent. "Some fans are starting to call this new lineup that the Cardinals have 'Murderer's Row,'" says Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, referring to the famed 1927 New York Yankees lineup of Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri...

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Fall 2011...It's Here

Our Fall 2011 issue, featuring Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson on the cover, has arrived at the Sports Spectrum offices. If you are a subscriber, you'll be receiving your own issue within the next few weeks. This issue features closeups on Florida Marlins utility player Omar Infante, surfer Matt Beacham, windsurfer Allison Shreeve and former NFL quarterback and current U.S. Congressman Heath Shuler along with features on Boston Red Sox All-Star slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Butler basketball head coach Brad Stevens, North Carolina basketball star Tyler Zeller, Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, PGA golfer Bernhard Langer, NASCAR veteran Bobby Labonte, Sporting Kansas City player Michael Harrington and Saint Louis Cardinals right fielder Lance Berkman along with Brett Honeycutt's column about Tim Tebow's playing time. To subscribe to Sports Spectrum, call 1-866-821-2971 or click the subscribe tab.

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Former MLB player, Water Mission ambassador Scott Linebrink on power of empathy

This World Refugee Day, which is June 20, I am reminded of what the word...

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Former MLB pitcher Jaime Garcia overcomes fear, shares Gospel through work with Water Mission

For Jaime Garcia, a 10-year veteran of six major league teams, his fear of public...

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OSU men's basketball coach Mike Boynton talks race, faith on new episode of Table Forty podcast

Race was the primary theme on Wednesday's episode of the Table Forty podcast, part of...

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