Three Mormon Baseball Players and Their Journey to the Big Leagues

Three Mormon Baseball Players and Their Journey to the Big Leagues

This last season, three BYU baseball alumni made it to the major leagues: Jaycob Brugman, Jacob Hannemann, and Taylor Cole. It was a journey worth taking for both the players and their families. Jaycob Brugman and his wife, Ali, celebrated five years of marriage on...
Ron Wright

Ron Wright

Ron Wright         Seattle Mariners He was born in Delta, Utah.   He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 7th round of the 1994 amateur draft.   He began his Major League baseball career eight years later, with the Seattle Mariners.   He played 1 season and ended...
Jaret Wright

Jaret Wright

Jaret Wright Atlanta Braves   He was born in Aneheim, California.  He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1994 amateur draft.  He made his major league debut three years later (1997).   Baseballl...
Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor Steve Taylor was drafted in the first round by the Yankees in 1977, a first for any Delaware baseball player, after an All-American seasons with the University of Delaware. He holds UD records for complete games (11) and shutouts (3) and is a member of...
Mitch Talbot

Mitch Talbot

Mitch Talbot It was his home debut playing for the Indians.  In a six-hit, no-walk outing that included retiring 12 straight batters and 17 groundouts, Talbot didn’t even notice what was going on until the final at-bat of the ninth. The crowd gave him a standing...
Garrett Stephenson

Garrett Stephenson

Baltimore Orioles   Philadelphia Phillies St. Louis Cardinals He was born in Takoma Park, Maryland.  He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 18th round of the 1992 amateur draft.  He made his major league debut four years later...
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