After seven years at baseball’s highest level, he felt it was time to retire so he could invest himself fully in his young family. But, after a time away from the game – and having earned his real estate license – a conversation with an old baseball friend sparked the sense that God was leading him back to the big leagues. And so Blaine Boyer set out on a one of a kind return journey to the big leagues that stretched from Japan to El Paso to San Diego, and finally to experiencing the greatest success of his career with the red hot Minnesota Twins.
Blaine joins us On the Road to share his incredible story, and explain how his faith has been the foundation of it all. You can hear our full conversation at the bottom of the post, or hear some fascinating highlights first!
We go back to the beginning – a very good place to start! Did Blaine, like so many other youthful Americans, spend his summer evenings in the backyard playing whiffle ball until after sunset and dreaming of a big league future?
After a substantial time spent in the private sector, following his decision to retire to be there full time for his children and his wife, Blaine experienced a pivotal conversation. God used it to get Blaine’s attention, and so began his unlikely path back to the big leagues. He reflects on how his friend Paul Byrd’s words changed his outlook.
It was no easy road back to a major league roster for the veteran pitcher. So when Blaine was finally able to take the mound for the first time in his return trek to the big leagues, what was going on in his head and in his heart?
And here’s our entire conversation with Blaine Boyer! Hear some tremendous insight on true identity off the field, and having a short term memory on the mound.