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Most Viewed In 2022: #3 - Josiah Porter has one blind eye, hits LLWS grand slam

With 2022 coming to a close, Sports Spectrum is highlighting our most-viewed stories of the year.

Just playing in this past summer’s Little League World Series made Josiah Porter an inspiration. He is legally blind in his right eye. But not only was he playing, he was significantly contributing to his team’s long run through the tournament.

Then on Aug. 25, Porter crushed a grand slam — in a win-or-go-home game, no less. That bomb helped his Nolensville, Tennessee, team reach the U.S. Championship Game.

After the grand slam, ESPN reporter Julie Foudy interviewed Josiah’s parents, Brandon and Dinah, in the stands. They took the national-TV opportunity to share a bit of Josiah’s story about injuring his eye and how the 12-year-old has relied on his faith in God.

“God had a big thing to do with all of this — keeping our focus on Jesus walking on the water, like Peter walking on the water in the Bible, and being positive,” Brandon said. “That’s been something for Josiah that’s just so critical to his story. We can’t talk about this story without talking about his faith.”

As Josiah’s grand slam made the highlight shows, people sought to learn more about Josiah, and many readers found our story about his hit and his faith. It ranks No. 3 among our most-viewed stories in 2022:

>> Josiah Porter has one blind eye, hits grand slam w/ faith ‘so critical to his story’ <<

Check back tomorrow for No. 2!

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