Summary : ' The Big Puma '

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Lance Berkman, “the Big Puma,” also known as “Fat Elvis,” was a six time MLB All-Star, the National League Comeback Player of the Year in 2011 a World Series champion with the St. Louis Cardinals the same year, and the National League leader in runs batted in for 2002. He was an outfielder/first baseman for the Houston Astros from 1999-2010, the New York Yankees in 2010, the Cardinals from 2011-2012, and the Texas Rangers in 2013. Despite all his accomplishments on a baseball diamond and his passion for winning, he is even more passionate about sharing his faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world.

"I don 't think you can overstate the importance of using your platform or using the position that you 've been given to effect good in every circumstance,” Berkman commented in Sharing the Victory on God using his faith while for His glory before he retired. “Obviously, the only reason I 'm where I am is because God has gifted me and has seen fit to put me here. I have to honor that by using my influence and status on the team and in the game of baseball for good and for His purpose."

His career statistics are certainly notable. He had a .293 career batting average, with 366 home runs, and 1,234 runs batted in. He was always successful, even in college, as he was named the 1997 National College Player of the Year, when he played for Rice and had a .385 batting average in college. In just his third year as a professional, he was fifth in voting for the Most Valuable

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