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A mom, a son, and Major League Baseball: Elliot Johnson Eagle to Ray

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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:45 am

Every once and a while, someone born and raised in the Gila Valley makes it to the national pro ranks in sports.  Some stay for a short time; others have a lengthy career.  Right now, there is one who is proving his longevity in Major League baseball.

He is Thatcher's own Elliot Johnson of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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      3 comments:

      • Heston posted at 10:35 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

        Heston Posts: 1

        Here is another example of what a great guy Elliott is - ironically it came out the day after this article:

        http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/good-sports/201209/rays-infielder-plays-catch-fans-parking-lot

        Cool to know that he is a product of the Gila Valley.

         
      • r2r2v posted at 7:00 am on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

        r2r2v Posts: 1

        Great story!!!!!!!!

         
      • news2day posted at 11:03 am on Wed, Sep 19, 2012.

        news2day Posts: 1

        [beam] How nice to have such a positive article on a local family on the front page. Thank you to Mr. Murphy for covering this story. Kids need to understand that they can accomplish whatever they set their minds to. Elliot obviously did not grow up in ideal circumstances but excelled to achieve his dreams and helped others along the way. How many more success stories from the valley are out there? I can think of many. Please do more...