Ed Heusser’s grave in the Bountiful Cemetery.
Major League Baseball Player. The right-hander pitched nine years in the big leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals (1935 to 1936), the Philadelphia Phillies (1938), the Philadelphia Athletics (1940), the Cincinnati Reds (1943 to 1946) and the Phillies (1948). His nickname was “The Wild Elk of the Wasatch”. He led the National League with a 2.38 earned run average in 1944, when he was 13-11 for the Reds with 17 complete games in 23 starts. The following year he went 11-16 with a 3.71 ERA with 223 innings pitched and 18 complete games in 30 starts. He was traded by the Reds to Brooklyn on Dec. 4, 1946 for outfielder Augie Galan, but he never played for the Dodgers. For his career, he was 56-67 with a 3.69 ERA and 50 complete games in 104 starts.