According to Baseball Almanac, there are seven Grand Junction area residents who made it to the major leagues. Since some of these men aren't well known, I thought I would introduce, or reintroduce them to you.

Jim Brenneman

Jim broke into the Majors with the New York Yankees in 1965, spending 3 games with the Yankees, pitching in 2 games.

Barry Lersch

Barry made it to the big show on April 8, 1969, with the Philadelphia Phillies, lasting five seasons before moving on to the St Louis Cardinals. His Career numbers show 18 wins 32 losses and a 3.82 ERA in his six seasons.

Danny Leon "Ozzie" Osborn

Ozzie never lost a game in his major league career, going 3-0 with the Chicago White Sox in 1975. Osborn appeared in 24 games in his only big league season.

Randy Ready

Randy entered big league baseball in 1983 with the Milwaukee Brewers and enjoyed a 13-year playing career with Brewers, Padres, Phillies (twice), Athletics and Expos. Ready's career stats: .259 average 40 home runs, 239 RBI.

Darrel Akerfelds

Akerfelds, a pitcher, played for the A's, Indians, Rangers and Phillies, posting a record of 9 wins, 10 losses and an ERA of 5.08.

Brendan Donnelly

Brendan was drafted in the 27th round from then Mesa State College to the Anaheim Angels, where he made his debut on April 9, 2002. His major league record: 32 wins, 10 losses and an ERA of 3.22. Donnelly completed his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010.

Sergio Romo

June 26, 2008 was the date this Mesa star broke into the big leagues with the San Francisco Giants. In his 9 seasons so far, all with the Giants, Sergio, a reliever, has posted these stats: 32 wins 26 losses and an ERA of 2.58. Romo will begin the newest chapter of his major league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017.

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