Jeremy Affeldt on ‘Praying on the Mound’ and ‘Feeling God’s Pleasure’ as a Pitcher (Gospel Light Minute #149)

Jeremy Affeldt
Jeremy Affeldt

He is a professional baseball relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He also played for the Kansas City Royals, the Colorado Rockies, and the Cincinnati Reds. He is left-handed and throws three pitches: a fastball, a curveball, and a sinker. In 2009, he won Baseball’s “Set-Up Man of the Year Award.” He helped his team, the San Francisco Giants, win the World Series twice in 2010 and in 2012. When not playing baseball, he is a strong advocate for ending child poverty. He also founded an organization known as Generation Alive that works to let people know of the world’s social justice issues.

In an interview with CBN, he said when he is on the mound, he prays to help him focus. “I’m in my own little world out there. There’s nobody coaching me. I’m focused on what I’m doing. I’ll be asking God for help but other times I’m having a conversation ’cause He gives me peace when I’m talking to Him.”

He went on to say, “When it comes to worship, a lot of people have gifts. In church it’s fun to sing — the only thing is I’m not good at it. I believe God gave me a gift to pitch. That’s where I ‘feel His pleasure’ a lot.”

His name is Jeremy Affeldt.

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