One of the inductees this year into the Baseball Hall of Fame has shown no hesitation publicly sharing his faith in Christ.
Pitcher John Smoltz gained his fame playing for the Atlanta Braves. He is also known for his faith and has been a regular speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. FCA president Les Steckel speaks highly of the former Braves pitcher.
"He talks to FCA, he speaks for FCA. He's done articles in our magazine," Steckel tells OneNewsNow. "I'm thrilled for John. He's made a tremendous impact both on and off the field."
Steckel goes on to say that Smoltz is an outstanding Christian athlete.
"The thing that I like about John is he always shares his faith – and he always said how he wanted to make a difference in the clubhouse. Without a doubt, his impact was great," says the FCA president.
Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez join Smoltz in this year's class of inductees, making it the first time that three pitchers are being inducted together. Add slugger Craig Biggio and it's the most players selected in a class by the Baseball Writers' Association of America in 60 years.
The induction ceremony takes place in Cooperstown, New York, on Sunday (July 26).