July 11 and why it could be “Bo Jackson Day”

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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.

 

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