July 11 and why it could be “Bo Jackson Day”
Today is July 11 and we look back at three events that took place on this date involving former Royal Bo Jackson:
July 11, 1987: Bo announces his new “hobby”…which he compares to hunting or fishing. His idea of a hobby? Running back for the Los Angeles Raiders. Yes, playing in the NFL is a “hobby” for the Royals outfielder.
July 11, 1989: Bo plays in his first and what turns out to be his only MLB All-Star Game, hitting a leadoff homer as the A.L. wins 5-3. Bo would add a single and a stolen base, becoming the first player to homer and steal a base in an All- Star Game.
July 11, 1990: Bo makes an outstanding running catch, then literally runs up the outfield wall at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. Here’s the video of that incredible play from MLB.com…we love the “Spiderman” reference !
A tremendous talent, Bo didn’t need luck, however, 7-11 was his day! Be sure to pick up a copy of the latest Royals Baseball Insider magazine during the Tigers series as Royals Hall of Fame Director Curt Nelson looks back on Bo’s All-Star Game heroics on this 25th anniversary.