Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition is a new and groundbreaking film that focuses on the intersection of sports and faith by showcasing how some of Major League Baseball s biggest stars are shaped and uplifted by their religious beliefs. This powerful sports special profiles many of the most accomplished and devout figures in the game, both on and off the field. It features inspiring stories, thrilling game highlights and deeply personal interviews with modern-day heroes whose careers have been strengthened and magnified by their faith in God. The DVD provides some of baseball s best with a unique platform to discuss faith, family, teamwork, sacrifice, leadership, humility and the many virtues and spiritual lessons they have learned from our national pastime. Among the featured players and coaches are Mike Piazza, David Eckstein, Jeff Suppan, Tom Glavine, Mike Sweeney, Sean Casey, Ivan Rodriguez, Rich Donnelly, Jack McKeon, Jim Leyland, Craig Biggio, Juan Pierre, Sandy Alomar Jr., Mike Scioscia, Chris Speier, Carlos Beltran, Lance Berkman, and many others. Champions of Faith redefines the modern-day hero and is sure to thrill and inspire you from beginning to end.
"This entertaining and moving film breaks new ground in giving cultural icons an opportunity to be part of a high quality film and at the same time to speak lovingly of Jesus Christ and how their spiritual lives have enriched their professional careers. This is a prime example of what the Church needs to be doing to reach people where they are. It is a beautiful expression of evangelization through media." --Cardinal Justin Rigali of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Champions of Faith succeeds in uplifting young people with the stories of authentic and admirable baseball heroes who are totally open in revealing the role religious faith plays in their lives as Christians. This engaging production ought to be shared and discussed with youths in schools, religious education classes and team meetings. To me, it's a nine-inning faith classic! --Bishop Ignatius Catanello, Auxiliary Bishop Diocese of Brooklyn
The story just unfolded so velvety and every piece was great and very inspiring . There's many times I was in tears just from the emotion of it - from everybody's story. I've had some great moments in my life but being part of this and being able to tell people about my story is one of my proudest moments. --Mike Piazza, Designated Hitter for the Oakland A's, 12-time All-Star