Turner Ward has been a part of Major League Baseball since making his debut as a player in 1990. He was selected in the 18th round of the 1986 MLB Draft by the Yankees but was traded to the Indians in March 1989. He made his MLB debut on Sept. 10, 1990, and played 12 seasons with Cleveland, Toronto, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Arizona and Philadelphia. He retired from playing following the 2001 season.
Ward has two World Series rings from his time with the Toronto Blue Jays, when they won back-to-back championships in 1992 and 1993.
Moving into coaching, Ward was the hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2013-15, the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2016-18 and with the Cincinnati Reds in 2019.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Ward and his wife, Donna, about their baseball life, coaching, playing, coming to faith and their participation in an IAmSecond.com video as they share on our show how their world was changed when Donna was diagnosed with cancer in 2012.