Beehive Big Leaguers of Yore

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

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Rick Aguilera, RHP, New York Mets (1985-1989), Minnesota Twins (1989-1995, 1996-1999), Boston Red Sox (1995), Chicago Cubs (1999-2000)

Aguilera was born Dec. 31, 1961, in San Gabriel, Calif. He was a member of the BYU baseball team before being picked in the third round of the 1983 draft. He spent most of his career as a relief pitcher, starting only 89 games. He is credited with 318 regular-season saves and 1,030 strikeouts. He was a three-time All Star game selection (1991, 1992 and 1993) and is a two-time World Series champion. He was the winning pitcher in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. He also appeared in and finished four games, including credited saves in Game 1 and Game 2 of the 1991 World Series, while giving up only one run against 20 batters faced. He is a member of the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame.

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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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