In the first article, we listed Alex Rodriguez and Mike Trout as the most famous baseball players in the world.
Today, we will continue learning about two more professional baseball players Vincent Edward Jackson.
4/ Vincent Edward Jackson
Vincent Edward Jackson was born in Bessemer, Alabama, U.S. on November 30, 1962. When he was 20 years old, he entered “Auburn University” to excel in baseball, football, and track.
In 1985, he achieved the “Heisman Trophy” at Auburn University. Jackson also gained the NFL’s “Rookie of the Year Award” and the “Bert Bell Trophy” in 1987. Two years later, Jackson was voted the “American League All-Star” and “All-Start Game’s MPV.”
He was named among the “25 Most Intriguing People” in 1990 and won the “Jim Thorpe Legacy Award” and the “Power to Overcome Award” in 1992.
In 1993, he was named the “Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year.” Jackson was inducted into the “Alabama Sports Hall of Fame” in 1996 and the “College Football Hall of Fame” in 1999.
In March 2013, he was named the “Greatest Athlete of All Time” by ESPN Sport Science.
5/ Deion Sanders
Born on August 9, 1967, Deion Sanders was not only a baseball player but also a football player.
He started playing many sports, including football, basketball, and baseball, when going to the North Fort Myers High School in Florida. In 1985, he was named in the Florida High School Association All-Century Team.
He attended Florida State University and became the All-American Comeback twice in 1987 and 1988.
During his career, Deion Sanders won the 1988 Jim Thorpe Award, a prestigious college football award. He became the NFL Pro Bowler for eight times from 1991 to 1999 and was adjudged the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1994.
Notably, he was the only sportsman to have played in both the Super Bowl and the World Series.