In addition, John Elway spent one summer in the New York Yankees farm-system, playing for the Oneota Yankees after refusing to sign with the Baltimore Colts. After one season in the Minors, some sport's writers asked if Elway would rather be Mickey Mantle or Johnny Unitas. There's a pretty nice write-up about him that I found here: http://futurefenwaystars.blogspot.com/2013/02/multi-sport-athletes-john-elway.html
Don't forget about Sammy Baugh. He was a star third baseman at Texas Christian University (where he earned his nickname "Sliggin' Sammy" on the diamond, not the gridiron) and later played for the Columbus Red Birds and Rochester Red Wings in the St. Louis Cardinal's system before focusing his full-attention on football.
Indeed, these were all hall of famers. Several other men have played both in the NFL and major league baseball, including Jackson. Sadly, Jackson's career was cut short in both sports due to injury.
Are these just HOFer's? Bo Jackson also had a pretty good career in both the NFL and MLB.
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