Bruce Hurst

Bruce Hurst 

From Flood Street in St. George to Fenway Park, Bruce Hurst won 145 games in his stellar 15-year Major League career. Bruce was a number-one draft pick (#22-overall) of the Boston Red Sox in 1976, and made his debut with the club in 1980. His best years as a Red Sox southpaw came later that decade when he led Boston to the 1986 American League pennant. He posted a 2-0 record with a 1.96 ERA in the World Series, but Boston lost to the New York Mets in seven games. Bruce made his only All-Star Game appearance in 1987, and enjoyed his best year as a big leaguer in 1988, when he posted an 18-6 overall record with a 3.66 ERA with 166 strikeouts in 216.2 innings. The Red Sox advanced to the postseason that year as well, but came up short against Oakland in the ALCS. He jumped to the National League in 1989, where he went 15-11 with a career-low 2.69 ERA as a member of the San Diego Padres. Bruce also played for the Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers before retiring in 1994. Two years after leaving the game, Bruce returned to St. George to become head baseball coach at Dixie State College in 1996, holding that position for one season before moving to Arizona. Bruce and his wife Holly have four children.

 

 

Presenting Sponsors

Brian head Tourism & Convention Bureau