Ogden Raptors set to honor people that are part of city's baseball past, including Robbie Parker
Five members of the Raptors' 2013 roster are the sons of former major league players — Dillon Moyer, the son of longtime MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer, who won 269 games in a career spanning 24 seasons; J.D. Underwood, whose father Tom, now deceased, pitched in the major leagues for a dozen years; Jesmuel Valentin, whose father Jose was an infielder who spent 16 seasons in the majors; Santana, whose dad was shortstop Rafael Santana; and Zach Babitt, whose dad Mack "Shooty" Babitt spent one season with the Oakland Athletics and has since worked as a baseball scout and broadcaster.
"We had a very proud effort last year," Baggott said of the 2012 Ogden team that reached the final game of the league playoffs before losing to the Missoula (Mont.) Osprey 10-0 in their decisive championship showdown.
"The Raptors have been nothing but successful as far as putting winning teams on field. We're always competitive — only once in the last 10 years did we not make the playoffs — and we expect to be right there again this year."
The Raptors will play their home opener Saturday.
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