Around the Foghorn:Famous People Who Played Pro Baseball

By Gary Oversen
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Sep 27, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Denver Broncos general manager John Elway looks on prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

John Elway

This one is the most believable. John Elway was an amazing athlete out of Stanford University, and he had hit .361 with nine home runs and 50 runs driven in at the plate and a 5-4 record as a pitcher.

He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1981 draft in the second round. He was actually drafted ahead of Tony Gwyn in the draft.

He went on to hit .318 with 4 home runs and 25 RBI’s in 42 games playing the outfield for the Yankees’ Low-A team, in Oneonta at the time.

He was then drafted into the NFL by the Baltimore Colts, holding out until being traded to the Denver Broncos. He then became a Hall of Fame quarterback.

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