Editor’s Note: John Elway’s year at the Oneonta Yankees, more than 30 years ago, was recounted this week by sportswriter Tyler Maun in a piece on Minor League Baseball’s official site.
John Albert Elway was born on June 28, 1960, and was destined for something big. An emblem of the “coach’s son” designation, he excelled in virtually every athletic endeavor. As a high school senior, he missed five games of his final football season perhaps due in part, as United Press International reported in 1979, to his far-reaching sports prowess. “Elway injured his right knee playing varsity basketball and reinjured it playing baseball, which many scouts said is his best sport,” reporter Rich Tosches wrote … continue to full story