Hall of Champions


Jay Bell

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Jay Bell has been involved with FCA for nearly three decades as a coach and donor. A lifetime Tom Landry Associate,heis involved in his local FCA through financial giving and assisting with Game Days and other FCA events.

As a Major League Baseball player, Bell’s career spanned 18 years. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians, finished with the New York Mets, and is best known for his playing days with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and Arizona Diamondbacks. He was a two-time All-Star, a Golden Glove and Silver Slugger Award winner, and a World Series Champion with the Diamondbacks in 2001. Following his playing career, he coached a number of Big League teams and served in Minor League manager positions. Bell is currently the skipper of the Rocket City Trash Pandas, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.

“For over three decades Jay Bell has exemplified what it means to be a Christian athlete and coach,” says Mike Sanfratello, FCA VP of Field Ministry for the Rockies Region. “His testimony for Christ has rung loud and true at every level of competition and coaching. Overall, Jay is a tremendous husband, father, athlete, coach, FCA donor and witness for Christ.”

Bell is married to his wife, Laura.

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