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  1. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    09 Nov '07 19:57
    How many athletes have competed in two or more top-level professional sports leagues, either at the same time or successively? I can only think of two off hand, Deon Sanders and Bo Jackson. I'm pretty sure Jordan played in the minors when he retired, so he doesn't count.
  2. 09 Nov '07 20:05
    drew henson
  3. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    09 Nov '07 20:10 / 1 edit
    Jim Thorpe

    Bob Hayes
  4. 09 Nov '07 20:12
    Originally posted by PBE6
    How many athletes have competed in two or more top-level professional sports leagues, either at the same time or successively? I can only think of two off hand, Deon Sanders and Bo Jackson. I'm pretty sure Jordan played in the minors when he retired, so he doesn't count.
    Deion
  5. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    09 Nov '07 20:13
    Originally posted by myteamtrulystinks
    drew henson
    Danny Ainge
  6. 09 Nov '07 20:14
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Danny Ainge
    You stole mine.
  7. 09 Nov '07 20:16
    Jeff Samardzija (sp?) could have been one.
  8. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    09 Nov '07 20:20
    Pretty interesting! Anyone know how those guys handled playing in two leagues at the same time? I'm thinking about how their contracts would have been negotiated - as a team owner, if I'm paying for a player's services don't I want to be able to use that player as needed? What about overlap between regular seasons/playoffs in both leagues?

    Also, has anyone ever been a triple threat (playing in three leagues)?
  9. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    09 Nov '07 20:21
    Originally posted by darvlay
    You stole mine.
    Was he a Blue Jay?
  10. 09 Nov '07 20:22
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categoryportspeople_of_multiple_sports

    I found this.
  11. 09 Nov '07 20:22
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Was he a Blue Jay?
    Yep. Mark Hendrickson of the Blue Jays apparently used to play in the NBA too. Didn't know that.
  12. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    09 Nov '07 20:23
    Originally posted by darvlay
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categoryportspeople_of_multiple_sports

    I found this.
    Yikes! I guess this answers the question pretty good.
  13. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    09 Nov '07 20:23
    Chuck Connors
  14. Standard member Frank Burns
    Great Big Stees
    09 Nov '07 20:27
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Chuck Connors
    The Rifleman!

    I know he played baseball, what else?
  15. 09 Nov '07 20:28
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/232123/deion_sanders/

    Some great clips of Prime Time doin' the high-step. One of my favourite sports personalities.