Beehive Big Leaguers of Yore

Published: Friday, July 22 2011 8:29 a.m. MDT

AP Photo/Jim Mone
With Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick set to be enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, what better time to look at a few former Major Leaguers with Utah ties that left their own indelible marks on the game. Just a sampling and listed alphabetically, we'd love to hear what former big leaguers with Utah ties you hold most near and dear.
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Salt Lake City, UT

Joyner, robbed of Rookie of the Year by a Juicer -- Jose Conseco

Salt Lake City, UT

The Laws don't get their own pages?

Vern is a Cy Young winner and All-Star
Vance was an All-Star and is currently the Head Coach at BYU.

Tooele, UT

Cory Snyder had a rocket for an arm. I can remember seeing him throw out runners on the base paths many times.

Judge Smailes
Cedar Hills, UT

Rational: Joyner at the end of his career admited he used PED's as well! Just a thought


It is obvious your list here is very bias towards late 20th century players, for if you had read the book "Mormons in the Major Leagues" by Jim Ison, you would have known that Spencer Adams from Layton Utah played for the Pirates, Yankees, and Washington Senators, from 1923 to 1927. He is considered to be the first Utahn in the Majors.

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