BYU baseball: Jeremy Guthrie keynotes BYU's First Pitch Dinner

By Ralph R. Zobell

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31 2013 2:54 a.m. MST

Current Major League pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, a BYU alum, will be the keynote speaker at the “First Pitch” Fundraising Dinner/Auction on Jan. 18.

Guthrie, who has pitched six years in the Major League with Cleveland, Baltimore, Colorado and Kansas City will speak at the event in the Hinckley Building at BYU. Other former Major League players with Cougar ties will also be in attendance.

The event starts at 6 p.m., with a dinner, followed by a presentation of the Cameron Tuckett Award by former BYU Coach Glen Tuckett and an address by Guthrie.

Guthrie recorded a 5-4 record for BYU in 1988 with a 6.54 earned run average in 16 appearances and 64.2 innings prior to serving a mission to Spain. He then transferred to Stanford where he was drafted in the first round of 2002 by the Cleveland Indians.

Guthrie pitched three seasons for the Indians before being traded to the Baltimore Orioles. He recorded a 47-65 record in five seasons at Baltimore before signing with the Colorado Rockies and Kansas City Royals in 2012. Last year he was 15-12 with the Royals with a 4.05 ERA in 33 starts.

The Ashland, Ore., native currently resides in Kansas City with his wife Jenny and three children.

Ralph R. Zobell has worked for BYU Athletic Media Relations in various capacities for over 30 years. You can view his bio at or contact him at

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