Who Is the Better Baseball Player: John Elway or Michael Jordan?

July 17th, 2010 by Andrew Godfrey Leave a reply »
John Elway and Michael Jordan both played minor league baseball. Elway played before his NFL career and Jordan played in the middle of his NBA career.

It is evident that John Elway made the right choice when he decided to pursue a career in pro football even though he had played well in his one minor league season. He was good enough in both sports to pursue a career but he made the right decision to play only one sport since baseball and football seasons were being played at the same time.

Unlike Deion Sanders who did play both sports, it would have been next to impossible for Elway, the quarterback of the Broncos, to miss practice during the week to play football one day a week.

On the other hand, Michael Jordan was not much of a hitter or a fielder in his one minor league season in the middle of his highly successful NBA career. He didn’t hit for average or power but did exhibit speed on the base paths but was caught stealing too often. If he had played another year Jordan may have developed into a better baseball player, but instead he returned to the NBA where he could earn much more money and led the Bulls to their second three-peat.< ...

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