Could Rudy Gay Become The Next 2-Sport Star? Not Likely... But Could Someone Else Pull It Off?
Gay took batting practice with the Memphis Redbirds, the St Louis Cardinals' AAA affiliate last Friday, after he and his cousin made a bet on whether or not he could hit a home run.
He actually did hit one, just like he said he could, and according to those who saw him, showed flashes of legitimate ability.
It's been a while since we've seen a 2-sport star, but could we see one again in the near future? I'm not saying that Rudy Gay could be the one, but who are some athletes that could legitimately succeed in 2 separate sports? One of the guys who might have been able to do it was Tom Glavine, who was an excellent hockey player as well, before starting his Hall of Fame baseball career. Could we see someone pull it off, like Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, Brian Jordan, and a few others? Who knows... but I'd love to see it happen.
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