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Old 06-30-2023, 02:51 PM
 
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Jackie Robinson was the best multi athlete ever, not Bo Jackson.
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Old 06-30-2023, 04:16 PM
 
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Jackie Robinson was the best multi athlete ever, not Bo Jackson.
Disagree. He had the distinction of being the "first" as to baseball so his name is known more than others. How about someone like Bob Hayes? Olympic gold medalist and outstanding football player. I'll put Bo up there well ahead of Robinson as well. He was a physical freak.

MANY athletes IF ALLOWED would have starred in other sports than what they played professionally in. With the arm and talent that John Elway had, could you imagine the major league pitcher he could have been?

With the dedication that's expected of athletes to expect the massive contracts that are awarded to them, I very much doubt we'll ever see someone given the leniency to play a 2nd professional sport for today's athletes like Bo or Deion was given.
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Old 07-06-2023, 05:30 PM
 
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Eddy Alvarez is a speedskater turned MLB infielder.

He and Jim Thorpe are the only MLB players to have medaled at the Olympics in another sport.
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