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Longtime baseball broadcaster Vin Scully applauds Los Angeles Dodger hall of famers during opening day pre-game ceremonies on April 4, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.

Vin Scully, legendary baseball announcer and committed Catholic, dies at 94

Aug 3, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A devotee of the Virgin Mary, Scully created an audio recording of the rosary — one of many ways he... Read more

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Play ball! But go for the peanuts, skip the bratwurst at Good Friday opener

Apr 13, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Shannon Mullen

Sorry, Cleveland baseball fans (the Catholic ones, anyway), there is no dispensation from fasting and abstaining because of the Guardians’... Read more

Seth McGarry on the mound. Courtesy photo.

For this Catholic baseball player, a season off is ‘a relief’

Jun 30, 2020

Seth McGarry, a pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system, has never really not played baseball. But with baseball... Read more

Fans walking into Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Praying for souls, and runs: The parish serving Washington’s baseball fans

Oct 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

In a rapidly-gentrifying Washington, D.C., neighborhood, a historic parish is putting the New Evangelization into practice by reaching out to... Read more

Sister Mary Jo Sobiek, OP, prepares to throw the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game.

'Sister strike' gets her own baseball card

Apr 8, 2019

By JD Flynn

A religious sister can expect that if she is faithful to her vows, fervent in prayer, and zealous in following... Read more

Kansas City Royals' GM says he warns his team about porn

Aug 31, 2017

As part of a new program to educate baseball players on the dangers of substance abuse, the general manager for... Read more

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LA Dodgers host first-ever 'Catholic Night'

Sep 29, 2016

On Sept. 2, Dodger Stadium served as the center of a massive Venn diagram of local Catholics and lifelong fans... Read more

Mike Piazza.

At Baseball Hall of Fame, Mets star thankful for Catholic faith

Jul 29, 2016

Mike Piazza, the newest inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has given a shout-out to Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., of Savannah throws out the first pitch at Grayson Stadium on June 4, 2014.

Bishop wows Georgia Catholics at baseball charity night

Jun 5, 2014

By Mary Farrow

It's the first time the Savannah Sand Gnats have seen a standing ovation after the first pitch.  Read more