In 1982, I had the good fortune of playing ball in Canada, where I was confident and skilled enough to win a batting title. In 1985 I ended my career with the Toronto Bluejays. I was part of the first divisional championship and that association spurred my commitment to international work and advocacy.

In my baseball career, I have lived in other countries and traveled all over the world — Canada, Japan, Germany, Guam — not to mention all over the United States, too. Every where I traveled, people identified with Major League Baseball. In my diverse life, and in the diverse road I’ve traveled, I believe in leaving no human being out. God created all of us and I value HIS creations.