When he returned to Minnesota on Monday, they offered Quinlan a contract -- which he turned down. It’s a wonder if he didn’t get drafted 72nd overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1994 NHL Draft if Drury might have thrown additional pitches in other World Series games.
However, he chose the Milwaukee Braves because they would allow him to play hockey during the winter. "I love both sports. He played impressively enough to earn a four-game stint with the American League's St. Louis Browns that year, then returned to the minors.
KIRK McCASKILLNHL: Drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 4th round (64 overall) in 1981MLB: Drafted by the California Angels in the 4th round (88 overall) in 1982 McCaskill had every intention of pursuing a career in hockey, but one bad season in the American Hockey League made him reconsider. While Nyjer Morgan is now known for his past six Major League seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates,... Justin Morneau: . He was drafted ahead of Brett Hull, Gary Suter and the Kings all-time leading goal scorer, Luc Robatille.
MLB Players Who Played Hockey. Growing up, the California native played in a variety of hockey tournaments across North America and was recruited by the Vernon Vipers in British Columbia, Canada shortly after turning 16. In fact, this five-time 20-game winner and two-time Cy Young Award winner was the captain of his high school hockey team in Billerica, Massachusetts. MLB Players Who Played Hockey Tom Glavine: . These six men found themselves at a crossroads in their life, one path paved in ice, the other in grass. McCaskill spent summer of 1983 playing baseball in the minors, then attended the Jets' training camp in the fall. Overall, he played 10 seasons of baseball, mostly in the minors.TOM QUINLANNHL: Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round (79 overall) in 1986MLB: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 27th round (686 overall) in 1986 Tom Quinlan was another who tried to travel down both roads as long as possible, but unwavering persistence by the Toronto Blue Jays made him reconsider. Twins Prank Pelfrey. Danny Ainge and Gene Conley played in the NBA, Deion Saunders and Bo Jackson played in the NFL and John Smoltz played professional golf. He played baseball and hockey at the University of Vermont, and was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 1981.
Nyjer Morgan: While Nyjer Morgan is now known for his past six Major League seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers, he was once known for his speed and energy on the ice. Interestingly enough, there are many athletes who share my passion for both hockey and baseball. That caught the attention of the Carolina Hurricanes, who picked the 6-foot-3 forward toward the end of the 2003 NHL draft. That is, until Ribant dislocated his left elbow in Hamilton's last game of the 1960-61 season.
I could have played hockey just as easily as I did baseball, but I felt that, with the lower risk of injury in baseball, I probably had a better chance." In fact, it’s the reason he wears the number 33. Not a subscriber?
The Braves' GM, Detroit native and former Tigers player, John McHale, thought otherwise. In 2006, Morneau became only the third Canadian to ever win the MLB MVP Award. And though he only played six MLB and nine NHL games, to date Riley is the only athlete to play in both leagues.
Quinlan played 42 games in the majors spread over four seasons and won the World Series with the Blue Jays in 1992.