Former Major League Baseball playersthat played for BYU
Player Position Team
Rick Aguilera pitcher Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets
Brian Banks 1B,C,OF Milwaukee Brewers, Florida Marlins
Bert Bradley pitcher Oakland A’s
Gary Cooper 3B Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds
John DeSilva pitcher Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers
Ken Crosby pitcher St. Louis Cardinals
Jim Englehart pitcher California Angels
Bob Foderaro pitcher California Angels
Ryan Hancock pitcher California Angels
Doug Howard 1B St. Louis Cardinals
Ken Hunt pitcher Cincinnati Reds
Dane Iorg OF/1B St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals
Bart Johnson pitcher Chicago White Sox
Gary Johnson outfield Anaheim Angels
Wally Joyner 1B Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, California Angels, Kansas City Royals
Carl Keliipuleole pitcher Cleveland Indians
Vance Law 3B Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s
Jack Morris pitcher Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers
Scott Nielsen pitcher New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets
Cliff Pastornicky shortstop Kansas City Royals
Wally Ritchie pitcher Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers
Cory Snyder outfield Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays
Colby Ward pitcher Cleveland Indians
Richard Zinniger pitcher San Diego Padres

Former Major League Baseball playersThat attended BYU after signing major league contracts
Player Position Team
Danny Ainge 3B Toronto Blue Jays
McKay Christensen outfield Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers
Jim Gott pitcher Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco, Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates
Dale Murphy outfield Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies


Has played 15 years in the majors ... was the Cubs closer in 2000 compiling a 1-2 record with 29 saves and a 4.91 ERA ... he was traded to Chicago from Minnesota in May of 1999. In 61 games for the Cubs and Twins, he went 9-4 with 14 saves and a 2.93 ERA ... left the Twins as Minnesota’s all-time leader in saves (254) and games pitched (490) ... is one of only six pitchers to record back-to-back 40-save seasons (1991-1992) ... his career highlights include participating in postseason action four times and being selected to the American League All-Star team three times (1991-1993) ... earned World Series rings while pitching for the New York Mets in 1986 and with Minnesota in 1991 ... came to BYU as a shortstop ... played at BYU from 1981-83.


Kevin Towers, a former pitcher at BYU, was the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the San Diego Padres.

Now retired as a player as of 2001, Joyner has since had several roles with the San Diego Padres. He hit .281 with five home runs and 32 RBI in 119 games in 2000 playing an important roll as a pinch-hitter and part-time first baseman for the Atlanta Braves. Before coming to Atlanta, Joyner played four seasons with the San Diego Padres. As a Padre, he appeared in 497 games, hitting .291 with 38 homers and 271 RBI. In 16 big league seasons with the Angels, Royals, Padres, and Braves Joyner hit .290 with 196 homers and 1,060 RBI in 1,861 games ... selected by the Angels in the third round of the 1983 draft ... made the All-Star Team as a rookie. Played first base at BYU from 1981-83 ... was All-WAC in 1982 and 1983 ... and All-American in 1983.

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