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Is Salt Lake Ready For The Big Leagues?

An effort is underway to bring a Major League Baseball team to Utah. But what does it mean, and what does it take to make the jump to the big leagues?

From town teams to minor league clubs, baseball has been part of the fabric of life in Utah for generations. But there’s a difference, says the writer Kurt Kragthorpe, between showing up at a Bees game once or twice a season, and the fanaticism inspired by a Major League team, just as there’s a difference between the level of financial support and population density needed to establish one. Kragthorpe is among our guests as we pick apart an ambitious bid to bring a big-league franchise to Salt Lake.


Trey Cabbage | First Baseman for the Salt Lake Bees

Kurt Kragthorpe | Covered sports in Utah for more than 30 years as reporter, columnist and editor at the Logan Herald-Journal, Deseret News, and the Salt Lake Tribune.

Jay Jaffe | Senior writer for FanGraphs and author of “The Cooperstown Casebook”

Airdate: Friday, June 16, 2023 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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