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Happy Birthday Brian Jordan!!!

Happy Birthday Brian Jordan!!!

2-Sport superstar Brian Jordan turns 46 years old today.

Often overlooked because of the attention given to Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, Brian Jordan was another 2-sport star that excelled at both professional baseball and football.

And while Jackson and Sanders may have left bigger impressions on the football field, Jordan was a much better baseball player.

Blessed with power and speed, Jordan had the tools to be an All-Star on the baseball diamond.  A solid hitter, Jordan sports a career batting average of .282 while also having three .300+ seasons under his belt.  With a flare for both speed and power, Jordan collected 119 stolen bases during his 15-year career and 184 home runs as well.

Jordan was selected as an All-Star in 1999.  He placed in the Top 20 for the MVP on three different occasions with his highest place in 1996 at 8th with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Happy Birthday Mr. Jordan!!!

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SIGNING RESULTS: Former All-Star & 2-Sport Superstar, Brian Jordan!!!

SIGNING RESULTS: Former All-Star & 2-Sport Superstar, Brian Jordan!!!

I have long been a fan of former Cardinals and Braves superstar, Brian Jordan.

He recently did a signing in the St. Louis area, and loyal ’30-YOC’ reader Gerad was there for the event.  Not only did he attend, but he got two baseballs signed – 1 for him and 1 for me!!

Have a look:

BRIAN JORDAN BALL

 

While Jordan may not have achieved the fame that Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders achieved during their professional careers, Jordan dazzled both the major league baseball and national football league for more than a decade.

Jordan starred for both the Cardinals and Braves during his big league career.  He was an All-Star for the Braves in 1999.

A great addition to my signed baseball collection – Thanks Gerad!!!

Happy Birthday Brian Jordan!!!

Happy Birthday Brian Jordan!!!

2-Sport superstar Brian Jordan turns 45 years old today.

Often overlooked because of the attention given to Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, Brian Jordan was another 2-sport star that excelled at both professional baseball and football.

And while Jackson and Sanders may have left bigger impressions on the football field, Jordan was a much better baseball player.

Blessed with power and speed, Jordan had the tools to be an All-Star on the baseball diamond.  A solid hitter, Jordan sports a career batting average of .282 while also having three .300+ seasons under his belt.  With a flare for both speed and power, Jordan collected 119 stolen bases during his 15-year career and 184 home runs as well.

Jordan was selected as an All-Star in 1999.  He placed in the Top 20 for the MVP on three different occasions with his highest place in 1996 at 8th with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Happy Birthday Mr. Jordan!!!

Happy Birthday Brian Jordan!!!

Happy Birthday Brian Jordan!!!

2-Sport superstar Brian Jordan turns 44 years old today.

Often overlooked because of the attention given to Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, Brian Jordan was another 2-sport star that excelled at both professional baseball and football.

And while Jackson and Sanders may have left bigger impressions on the football field, Jordan was a much better baseball player.

Blessed with power and speed, Jordan had the tools to be an All-Star on the baseball diamond.  A solid hitter, Jordan sports a career batting average of .282 while also having three .300+ seasons under his belt.  With a flare for both speed and power, Jordan collected 119 stolen bases during his 15-year career and 184 home runs as well.

Jordan was selected as an All-Star in 1999.  He placed in the Top 20 for the MVP on three different occasions with his highest place in 1996 at 8th with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Happy Birthday Mr. Jordan!!!

Where Have All Of The 2-Sport Athletes gone???

Twenty years ago, the 2-Sport athlete was all the rage.  A high-profile trend that started with Bo Jackson, that led to Deion Sanders and Brian Jordan.

It should be noted that the 2-Sport athlete has more history than just the last 20 years.  John Elway, Danny Ainge, Dave Winfield, Fergie Jenkins, and Michael Jordan are just a short list of athletes that had the talent to have a career as a professional athlete in more than 1 sport.

Yet today, there are none.  Why is that?  Everything you read or see on television says that today’s athletes are in better physical condition than athletes of the past.  Today’s stars are more talented, have better genes, and are freaks of nature.  So, why has there not been a major talent playing in more than 1 professional sport in the past decade??

The most recent player to select one sport over another is Jeff Smardjiza of the Chicago Cubs.  This former Notre Dame All-American football star had his choice to play 2 sports or stick with one.  What made him choose baseball over football?  Money, Health, Secuirty???  Who knows??  What we do know is that baseball contracts are guaranteed while football’s are not.  Surely baseball is a ‘safer’ sport to play.  I mean, I can understand why someone would not want to run a cross pattern against the Baltimore Ravens. 

I miss Bo Jackson.  And I miss Deion Sanders.  How amazing was it to watch Deion Sanders playing baseball on a Saturday and then football on Sunday??  Watching him and guys like him play are a memory I will never forget.  It’s time to expand on this small fraternity of 2-sport athletes; there is an electric feeling about watching this kind of player and sports fans need players like this again.