Ray Conger was born on December 15, 1923, to Emil and Mabel Conger in Laurel, Mont. He grew up in Laurel and Dillon, Mont. Ray was an athlete, businessman, Christian and, most importantly to his family, a wonderful father.
Weeks prior to graduating from high school, he went to spring training with the Cincinnati Reds, Ogden, Utah minor league team. He accepted an invitation to play for the Brigham City Peaches; starting what he expected to be a career in professional baseball. When the season