I had the pleasure of meeting pitcher David Phelps at the Yankees Homecoming Dinner in 2012. He impressed me with his great character and faith. I’m glad to see the National Catholic Register profile David who is a good athlete – and, more importantly, a good man.
Here is an excerpt from the interview:
David Phelps knew he was meant to marry a woman in his international relations class at the University of Notre Dame. The only problem was, that special woman was completely unaware of it.
Phelps (no relation to former longtime Notre Dame basketball coach Richard “Digger” Phelps), started off on the wrong foot with the classmate who had caught his eye. However, through prayer and humble perseverance, he eventually gained her respect and her appreciation of the Catholic faith.
Now David and Maria Phelps are happily married, with Jesus as the center of their lives. This holy cohesion provides the foundation for stable living in an oftentimes stressful job.
Click here to read the whole interview.