Double Play is a biography about Tampa Bay Rays Ben Zobrist and his wife Julianna. The book is all about the importance of Faith and Family. In fact, Ben’s at bat song is sung by his wife, Julianna, and has been since 2009! The book somewhat alternates between chapters about Ben and Julianna and how they grew up and how their faith was instilled with them throughout their childhood and growing up. The story of how they met and the conversations that they had very, very early on in their relationship are so adorable it’s almost sickening. It was nice to read them recall these moments though and how even though Julianna thought that they shouldn’t continue their relationship so she could go to college in Nashville, a bunch of things kept happening making them end up seeing each other again – like Ben rooming with Julianna’s older brother! It certainly seemed that there was a higher power who knew that these two had to be together.
It was a very sweet story, though they did have their struggles in there as well.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
All-Star player Ben Zobrist (Tampa Bay Rays), considered one of the best all-around players in baseball, writes about the importance of his faith, life, and athletic career in Double Play. Written with his wife, Christian singer Julianna Zobrist, and MikeYorkey, best-selling author of Every Man’s Battle and Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin, the book gives fans a first look into the heart of an athlete whose talent and devotion to God, family, and baseball make him one of the most loveable figures in the Major League today.