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“In about the year 1841 we moved to the beautiful city of Nauvoo. There we made our home not far from the Temple for father and my brother Joel worked on the Temple, and Joseph Smith and Joel being together so much. …I have seen Joseph and Joel play ball together. Saw them go out back of the barn and throw the ball against the wall and catch it for practice.… Biography of Jane Parish Lindsay

Doug Fister

Pitcher Detroit Tigers

Fister bats left-handed, and throws right-handed. He was born in Merced, California and attended Golden Valley High School. He then attended Merced College, and later Fresno State University. Fister spent four seasons (2006–2009) in the Seattle Mariners minor league organization before being promoted to the Major League roster in 2009.  

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Jim Gott
Toronto Blue Jays
San Francisco Giants
Pittsburg Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers
He was born in Hollywood, California.   He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round of the 1977 amateur draft.   He began his Major League baseball career in 1982 with the Toronto Blue Jays.   He played 14 seasons with 4 different teams and ended his big league playing career in 1995.   In 2002, he worked as a pitching coach for Dennis Quaid, who plays Jim Morris in the film The Rookie.   Baseball Reference

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Jeremy Guthrie

Cleveland Indians

Baltimore Orioles


 Jeremy Served a mission in Spain.

Guthrie said serving a mission has had a "tremendous" effect on his career. "My beliefs are deeper and stronger than they were before my mission. There are situations that aren't conducive to the spirit, so it's good to have that foundation," he said. Deseret News


Jerry Garvin

Toronto Blue Jays

Theodore Jerry Garvin  was born on  October 21, 1955, in Oakland, California. He was the Blue Jays starter for their 1978 opener, and was clearly the team’s best pitcher in 1980 with a 2.29 ERA (189 ERA+ in 82 2/3 IP). He did well the year before, but didn’t pitch much. Jerry was a bishop in the Folsom 4th ward in the Folsom California Stake.  
Roy Halladay
Roy Halladay

Toronto Blue Jays

 Philadelphia Phillies

He was born in Denver, Colorado.  He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1995 amateur draft.  He made his major league debut three years later.  He had more wins than any other major league pitcher in 2002 & 2003.

On October 6, 2010 Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in post season history (Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series being the first) against the Cincinnati Reds in game one of the NLDS. It was his second no-hitter of the year (the perfect game on May 29 being the first)

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Bryce Harper

No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 baseball draft by The Nationals

The Nationals selected the Bryce Harper, a 17-year-old with prodigious power from the College of Southern Nevada, with the No. 1 overall pick in 2010 draft. Harper hit .443 with 31 homers and 98 RBIs in his first college season in a wood bat league, after skipping his final two years of high school and getting his GED.

He has hit the longest home run in the history of Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, and his blast of 502 feet would have gone farther if it hadn't hit the back wall of the dome.  As a catcher, he picks off runners from his knees and he throws a 96 mph fastball. He will start with the nationals in right field. 

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