Daniel Nava, Bay Area Native and Boston Red Sox Player — A Story of Determination and Faith

Nava photoIn 2010, on the first pitch he saw in the major leagues, Daniel Nava hit a grand slam home run.  Such a feat happened only one other time in the major leagues.  As amazing as that is, it is not the whole story.  The Boston Globe Magazine reports that Nava was considered “too short, too skinny and too mediocre” to play in the major leagues.  The Red Sox signed him for only $1.  Today, he is one of the reasons the Red Sox have surged from last place in their division in 2012 to the top of the division in 2013.  As of this writing, Nava is hitting over .290 and is in the top ten in the American League in on-base-percentage.  The St. Francis and Santa Clara graduate is also a person who takes his Christian faith seriously.  Click on Daniel Nava in The Globe Magazine to read his story.


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