2002 New York Yankees second round pick Brandon Weeden is better known as Oklahoma State Quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Brandon Weeden these days. The 28 year old Cowboys quarterback got his start in baseball playing five years in the Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Kansas City Royals systems until giving up baseball in 2006. In the story Weeden talks about how his struggles in professional baseball, he was a career 19-26 with a 5.03ERA in five minor league seasons, have helped him become the football player he is today.
This time, Weeden doesn’t give himself reason to lose temper
Joe Bauserman was the Pittsburgh Pirates 4th round pick in the 2004. His best season came in 2005 when he went 6-2 with a 2.84ERA for the Williamsport Crosscutters. He decided to call it quits in 2006 after a 6-8 season with the Low-A Hickory Crawdads. Even though Bauserman’s baseball career was short lived, he did manage to appear on some mainstream baseball cards. These days you can find Bauserman on your television every Sunday as the fifth year starting quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. In the story link below, Bauserman, now 25, talks about his unlikely journey from being a baseball bust to leading one of college football’s most storied programs. It’s a very good read.
Bauserman has a new sport — MorningJournal.com