Cheyenne Has 6 Baseball Players That Went To The Pros
The earliest player from Cheyenne to make it to the MLB was Jan Dukes. Jan was born August 16, 1945, and when he was 24 he got his shot to go to MLB. He was a pitcher for the Washington Senators and the Texas Rangers.
Born on December 16th, 1956, Rick Sofield broke into the MLB at 22-years-old in 1979. Sofield was an outfielder for the Minnesota Twins before he started coaching. His last coaching job was with the Pittsburgh Pirates as the third base coach from 2013 to 2016.
Dennis DeBarr was born January 16, 1953, and joined the MLB at 24 with the Toronto Blue Jays. DeBarr was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers as a pitcher to play minor league ball. Later, Dennis was picked up by the Toronto Blue Jays to be apart of the expansion team.
Currently, an active player, Jeremy Horst was born on October 1, 1985. He was 25 when he broke in the majors as a pitcher for the Cinncinatti Reds. After the Reds, Jeremy went to play for the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Milwaukee Brewers.
Zach Walters, born on September 5, 1989, he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 as a utility. He has jumped around the league a little bit playing for the Washington Nationals, the Cleveland Indians, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Cinncinatti Reds.
On March 27, 1993, Bandon Nimmo was born and ready to play baseball. He was drafted on June 26, 2016, by the New York Mets. Brandon is an outfielder and one of the hottest young players in the league.