THIS IS EPISODE 121 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Jon Peters was the first high school baseball player ever to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. In 1989, he set a record with 53 consecutive wins by a high school pitcher. He finished his dominant four-year career by going 54-1.
With dreams of making it to the major leagues, Peters accepted a scholarship to Texas A&M, where injuries would end his baseball career.
In his first book, “When Life Grabs You By The Baseballs,” Peters chronicles his journey from riches to rags and back to riches. Struggling to find value and happiness, he turned to alcohol, and eventually suicide. In the worst place of his life, Peters took a risk, reached out in desperation, and found a God that loved him and cared about him.
In this episode of the podcast, Peters shares his story of struggle, fame, identity and success. A very vulnerable and transparent Peters talks about being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, why baseball was his God, losing it all, and how he was able to find a life full of joy and peace in Christ.
You can order Peters’ book “When Life Grabs You By The Baseballs” on Amazon.
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