How many players have been drafted in the first round of two different major league sports?
#16459. Asked by mkaicher. (Feb 06 02 4:21 PM)
Scott Burrell, baseball and basketball:
Burrell, from Hamden (CT) High School, was the Mariners' number one pick (26th overall) in 1989 (he played baseball at High School), but he opted for the University of Connecticut where he led the Huskies' basketball team to the NCAA Tournament. (He was selected again in the 1990 draft, by the Toronto Blue Jays (in the fifth round), and pitched in their minor league system for three summers. )
He was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round (20th overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft.
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