Baseball’s Battle for Multi-Sport Athletes – Wall Street Journal

The resurgence of the New York Yankees can be traced in part to a conversation between Aaron Judge and his high school football coach in late 2009. Judge had received full scholarship offers to play tight end at Stanford, Notre Dame and UCLA, among other top college football programs. Still, for sheer love of the game, he was inclined to take only a partial scholarship to play baseball at Fresno State.

The coach, Mike Huber, was incredulous. “You’re talking about a five-year ride to Notre Dame,” he told Judge. “Let your parents…

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