Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Video of the Week: Former MLB All-Star is Christian first, athlete second

“A Christian playing baseball for the Minnesota Twins on the side.”

That’s what the Twitter bio of 2015 MLB All-Star second baseman Brian Dozier reads.

Although he may be more widely known for his work at second base for the Twins, Dozier has recognized that his main goal in life is to live for Christ — to honor His name and to make disciples for Him. Dozier, along with teammates Kurt Suzuki and Kyle Gibson, are a few of a fairly large handful of MLB players who are vocal about their Christian faith.

In the video featured above — from the Christian Broadcasting Network — Dozier discusses how his faith grounded him through the ups and downs of his MLB career. From when the Twins initially drafted him, to his shaky MLB debut, to his return to the minors and eventually to his resurgence in the Big Leagues, Dozier has relied on his faith in Christ to keep him rooted in the truth.

“At the end of the day, 0 for 5, a couple errors, whatever it is, that’s not the reason I was put on this earth that day,” Dozier said in the CBN video. “The cameras are on you and stuff, you want to throw everything, you want to say something. But my job is to let others see Christ living in me.”

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