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Charlotte Knights' Baseball Chapel: Faith on the Field

Charlotte Knights' Baseball Chapel: Faith on the Field

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How do Charlotte Knights players stay focused and grounded?  The team  Chaplain, Frank Cantadore,  helps the players keep their feet on the ground.  He offers Baseball Chapel for the players, the coaches and the umpires each Sunday home game at BB & T Ballpark. “Baseball Chapel for these guys on Sundays is a pit stop for them to come in and for us to address some principled centered living – through the scriptures – and allot them a time to interact and ask for specific prayer needs or prayer requests.”

Two Knights players are regulars on Sundays for Baseball Chapel, Jordan Danks and Josh Phegley.  Jordan, who plays Center Field, says “Baseball Chapel is very convenient just because we play every day.  We only get five days off a year, one day a month, and it makes going to church with our families almost impossible and very inconvenient.  We show up on the field and we’re able to get in the word a little bit.  I am able to go home and talk to the wife and say hey I went to church today, too.  It’s nice.”

Knights Catcher, Josh Phegley, shares the sentiment.  “During the off season, I try to make it to church as much as I can. Baseball chapel is there to kind of supplement that, to make sure you’re getting your daily bread and staying in the word.”

Knights Baseball Chapel is open to any player interested in getting the word, across denominations.  The number of attendees varies from Sunday to Sunday, according to Frank Cantadore, but the Chaplain is available for group sessions and one-on-one spiritual counseling. “It could be a group of five. It could be a group of 12.  When I come in on Sundays, I have the visiting team.  I have the home team, and I have some time with the umpires. We try to bring them some kind of a word that’s going to encourage them in their faith walk and in their profession.

Both Josh and Jordan are top prospects for the majors.  Would you call this a coincidence or something else?

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