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Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting right-hander Trevor Williams, a Knights of Columbus member

It has been a long winter and there remains a bit more than a month before spring arrives with its relief.  But several days ago one of the traditional signs that spring is a comin’ appeared – the redbirds landed on the bat in Jupiter, Florida.  Those paying attention to such signs understand its significance.  Just dreaming of spring training can warm the body temperature.

So, such it was last week when reading a story on the Knights of Columbus web site (KofC.org).  Just the first sentence of the story was enough to conjure up warmer days: “It’s July 11 and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting right-hander Trevor Williams, a Knights of Columbus member, is in the midst of a skid.

In the beginning of his third season in Major League Baseball (MLB), Williams posted a 2.72 earned run average (ERA) and won five games.  But by early July, his ERA had jumped up to 4.60 and he was 6-7 on the season for wins and losses. That Wednesday afternoon, he was scheduled to square off against the Washington Nationals.

Before he took the mound, sitting in front of his locker with a St. Benedict crucifix on it, Williams said a prayer: “Jesus I trust in you.”  On his left wrist, just below where the glove ends, is a tattoo of the letters AMDG, an abbreviation for the Latin phrase Ad maiorem Dei gloriam, “For the greater glory of God.”  He sees the letters before every pitch he makes.

To him, faith is the most important aspect of his life followed by his family and then baseball.”

There is more to the story of a fine young man – even if he is a Pirate – who lives his Catholic faith on and off the field.  To read the entire story we direct you to our media sites for links to the story: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

Links Related to this week’s column:

  • BEING A KNIGHT IS PART OF WHO I AM
    By Andrew Fowler - Knights of Columbus (2/12/2019)

    • Before he took the mound, sitting in front of his locker with a St. Benedict crucifix on it, Williams said a prayer: “Jesus I trust in you.” On his left wrist, just below where the glove ends, is a tattoo of the letters AMDG, an abbreviation for the Latin phrase Ad maiorem Dei gloriam, “For the greater glory of God.” He sees the letters before every pitch he makes..

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