The Washington Nationals won their first World Series this week in dramatic fashion thanks to some great individual performances and a healthy dose of humility and faith in God, according to CBN News.
The Nationals, whose mantra for 2019 has been ‘Stay In the Fight’, rallied from two runs down in the 7th inning to eventually win the deciding game 6-2 and cap off a season that saw them initially lose 31 of their opening 50 games.
One of their star players has been 20-year-old Juan Soto, who’s blossomed at the World Series and become the youngest player to hit three home runs in the Fall Classic.
Yet despite Soto’s incredible talent CBN brought to light his faith and how important it’s been to him during this historic season for the Nationals.
CBN reports that, “Throughout the season, numerous photos showed Soto kneeling on the field with fellow Nationals star Victor Robles, praying before games.”
Also, in another interview reported by CNS News when Soto had hit the game-winning run in an earlier playoff game against the Milwaukee Bucks he told a reporter that he and his family, “Prayed before the game,” and had asked God for his help.
Shortly after Soto hit a home run to help the Nats beat the Dodgers and was quick to post a bible verse, in Spanish, from James 4:10, that says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.”
Soto and Victor Robles are not the only believers in the Nationals team either as third baseman Anthony Rendon has also gone on record to talk about his faith, stating it’s more important to him than his burgeoning career. “I want to be known as a Christian baseball player and I’m still trying to grow into that. But in the end, I want to be more Christian than baseball player,” he said.