Roger Maris was New York Yankee who broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record. He was a quiet, hard-working Catholic who cared for teammates and family.
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Vince Lombardi coached the NFL Green Bay Packers to wins in Super Bowl I and II. He went to daily Mass and his Catholic faith formed his coaching.
Roberto Clemente was one of the greatest baseball players, but his off-the-field charitable work inspired by his Catholic faith that remains his greater legacy.
Yankees legend Yogi Berra was perhaps the best catcher of all time, he is the source of some of the greatest quotes in American history, and a devout Catholic.
James Braddock was a rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of the 1920s and 30s, and was heavyweight boxing champion, winning in a stunning upset victory. But as Tom and Noelle Crowe tell us, he was also a devoted family man and devout Catholic who never forgot the charity he received at his lowest time of his life.
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Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player of all time, but he was no saint in his personal life. Yethis Catholic faith remained an important part of his life.
Knute Rockne, legendary coach of Notre Dame football, revolutionized the game of football. He became Catholic after the example of his devout players.