Great story Ron...Glad to hear you are back in town.
This is wonderful story of correct priorities, but the drive to hang on to a
sports dream too.
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
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.
a very inspiring story, thanks to Ron and the DN
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."
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.
The movie was fiction and very entertaining.A bit like this this story.
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!