When reading that Out of the Park Baseball 17 features historical minor leagues that go all the way back to 1919 it’s easy to not fully grasp what that actually means for the product. There are well over 100,000 real players included and all the minor league affiliates. Among them are plenty of interesting stories of players who never reached the majors.
With that in mind I first wanted to pull out some names from the past that went on to have success in other professions from sports to entertainment and politics that are found in the game. They include John Elway, Michael Jordan, Kurt Russell, and “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Nine individuals of interest have been profiled in my latest piece over at Sporting News.