Rockies Trevor Story says relationship with God is most important thing in his life

Rockies Trevor Story in a May 2017 game. (Photo Courtesy: jenniferlinneaphotography/Follow (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Trevor Story burst onto the Major League Baseball scene in 2016. In his first 6 games, he hit 7 home runs. He was the talk of the town, the city, and even the nation. If you looked turned on ESPN for a few days, he was the lead story.

He finished 2016 with 27 home runs and 72 RBI in just 97 games. He was MLB’s rookie of the month for April and was one of five choices for the All-Star Game final vote.

In 2017, things haven’t gone as smoothly for Trevor. He has missed 17 games due to injury and his numbers aren’t where they were in his rookie season.

But that hasn’t stopped Story from praising God whether he’s playing well or not.

“Through the highs and lows, there’s always one thing constant,” Story told Rob Maadi on the ‘Faith on the Field’ show. “That’s my relationship with God. Its certainly not perfect but that’s the thing I fall back on and it’s the most important thing to me.”

Story told Maadi that his faith in Jesus has been something he’s always had in his life. He grew up in church and saw the example of his family, especially his grandfather.

“My grandfather and grandmother were the two that led me to Christ,” said Story. “My grandfather is my hero. He passed away a couple of years ago, but I just keep that thought with me, I just try to mimic him and portray the things that he taught me.”

Story says being on the Rockies has been a huge lift to him in being surrounded by teammates who are encouraging him in his walk with Christ.

“We have a lot of guys in chapel every Sunday,” said Story. “It’s a special group, it’s a special brotherhood and we’re trying to keep it growing. Darren Holmes (Rockies bullpen coach) and Steve Foster (Rockies pitching coach) push me almost everyday to grow spiritually. Ian Desmond has been one of those guys for me too. It’s a special thing to have a brother like that that’s with you everyday and a guy you can lean on.”

Story and the Rockies are in third place in the National League Western Division, but have a sizable lead for the second wild card playoff spot and hope to put themselves in position to make an October run.

You can listen to the entire Trevor Story interview on the Faith on the Field show here.