Patrick, Augusta, ME
Subj: Two-timing Tom
Hey Ryan, I heard a broadcaster say that Tom Brady was a two-sport star back in high school. What was his other sport?
Brady was an outstanding catcher on the baseball team at Junipero Serra High, an all-boys school in San Mateo, California, that also counts Barry Bonds, Lynn Swann, Gregg Jeffries and Jim Fregosi among its famous alumni. In fact, scouts were so impressed with Brady’s rocket of an arm that the Montreal Expos took a flyer and drafted him in the 18th round of the 1995 Major League draft. Luckily for Patriots fans, Brady decided to pass on the offer and he accepted a football scholarship to Michigan instead, where he led the Wolverines to two Bowl appearances and never once lost to Appalachian State.