Dizzy Dean

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


When I was younger, people loved listening to the wildly colorful Dizzy Dean on baseball's Game of the Week. Some of you may remember that ol' Arkansas cotton-picker's famous: "He slud into third."

As a pitcher, Dizzy led the St. Louis Cardinals to the 1934 World Series victory. But his amazing baseball career lost steam in the 1937 All-Star game, when a line-drive crashed into his big toe. To compensate for the injury, Diz altered his pitch—which then damaged his arm and finished his career.

That's right, the 1930's leading baseball pitcher went out on a big toe.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. I've said before, I'll say again: Details matter: at work, at home, anytime, anywhere . . . small things make a big difference—in the high calling of our daily work.

"Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

(Matt. 5:19)