Bo, Deion among two-way stars
Updated: January 29, 2009, 2:52 PM ETBy Rob Neyer | ESPN.com
Let's play a little word association. If I say "two-sport star," what do you say?Sure. Deion Sanders. Bo Jackson. Michael Jordan. OK, maybe not Michael Jordan (though he did give it a shot.) But you might be surprised at how many athletes have starred -- or more often, tried to star -- in two sports. Would you believe that 68 major league baseball players also have played in the NFL? In the early years of that league, this was a common phenomenon; in the 1920s, dozens of major leaguers picked up a few extra dollars on the gridiron. Granted, most of them failed to distinguish themselves in either sport. But there were a few big stars. So with the Super Bowl now just a few days away, we thought it might be fun to create an all-star baseball team composed of the best (or most interesting) football players.