Published: Oct 25, 2016
Posted In: Press Releases
WASHINGTON D.C. – Museum of the Bible released another set in its impact of the Bible content series – The Bible and Baseball: World Series Edition. Helping to usher in the historic 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, this seven day reading plan invites fans to learn how the Bible has impacted many of the greatest players ever to compete for baseball’s highest prize.
“Baseball is America’s pastime and the World Series has delivered some of the greatest moments in all of sports,” says Museum of the Bible President, Cary Summers. “It’s a time when heroes are born and champions are crowned. Yet, many fans are unaware of just how much the Bible has inspired some of baseball’s greatest stars in these pressure-packed moments that often define a player’s career. This is a chance to see inside the minds – and hearts – of some of the most iconic heroes in baseball history.”
Learn about how game one of the 1965 World Series was impacted by a Biblical command to observe a day of abstinence from food, drink and work; read how baseball’s color barrier was broke in the 1947 World series with the help of Dodger General Manager Branch Rickey’s biblically inspired advice to “turn the other cheek”; and discover how Andy Pettit leaned on 1 Peter 4:11 in Game 3 of the 2009 World Series to find redemption from a scandal that tarnished his reputation; and more.
The World Series themed programming is available via:
Fans can access Museum of the Bible’s World Series themed, YouVersion content here.
Also, Museum of the Bible will update their official Facebook page with individual stories over the course of the World Series.
Museum of the Bible - The Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. In 2017, Museum of the Bible will open its 430,000-square-foot nonprofit museum in Washington, D.C., located just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the Capitol. A digital fly-through of the Museum is viewable here.