Sports trivia Q: what member of the professional football HOF was drafted 6 spots ahead of Tony Gwynn by the NY Yankees?
I will guess John Elway, as I seem to remember him playing for a Yankee farm team and being accused of using a possible baseball career to get a higher NFL salary/bonus from the Broncos.
I don’t recall that, though I definitely recall him using that threat to get out of playing for the Baltimore Colts, who had drafted him. Robert Irsay fell for it, which led to probably the worst trade in NFL history for a franchise.
Bingo. Though he was drafted by the Yankees something like 2 years before the Colts.
You might be right. I was following more from the baseball side then and he may played baseball to avoid having play for the Colts.
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