Meet the Mormon 'Moonlight' Graham

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  • TBareC Kennewick, WA
    Nov. 3, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    I was always impressed with Ron's dream and hard work. A real good guy, him AND Tony! Always proud of them both. It's always been fun to hear now and then how they were doing. This makes me so happy to hear how things have come together for him and his family in what matters most!

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Nov. 3, 2012 6:19 a.m.

    The movie was fiction and very entertaining.
    A bit like this this story.

  • Wanda B. Rich Provo, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    What a great story. There may never be another player in MLB history who makes it to the majors, plays in one game, and produces 6 outs in only 3 at bats! That's an amazing feat. Too bad he didn't get another chance, but owning this distinction is certainly something to brag about.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Nov. 1, 2012 9:05 p.m.

    Memorable line from a movie.

    Kevin Cosnter: "A lot of men would consider it to have been a tragedy to be in the big league for only one five minutes."
    Moonlight Graham: "It would have been a tragedy if I had only been a doctor for five minutes."

  • Shimlau SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    a very inspiring story, thanks to Ron and the DN

  • twb kennewick, wa
    Nov. 1, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    Ron Wright acquired his humility and hard work from his tremendous parents. Ronnie jr. was a great role model in high school and at an early age a real "gamer". He dominated high school pitching and won the washington state baseball title with another good l.d.s young man who went on to pitch in the bigs, tony mounce. I saw this chubby, baseball jock knock down 6 three pointers in a competive high school basketball game. (although he still can't beat me one on one.) Ronnie was fun loving, with a big grin on his face most of the time, but at gametime he was focused and extremely competitive. i'm proud to know him and his family. it's obvious that he hit his longest home run with his beautiful wife. good job ronnie.

  • DodgerDoug Salem, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 12:53 p.m.

    I follow LDS athletes as a hobby and have for years known of Ron Wright and his 3 at-bats but have always wondered about his story. Thanks for the article and a hearty congratulations to Mr. Wright for not only being able to do make the majors, which so many can only dream of, but for also staying close to the church!

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Nov. 1, 2012 10:31 a.m.

    This is wonderful story of correct priorities, but the drive to hang on to a sports dream too.

  • CC Saint George, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 7:24 a.m.

    Great story Ron...Glad to hear you are back in town.