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Former two-sport star at Mizzou

Today’s question: This former star quarterback was a two-sport star at the University of Missouri and chose to play professional baseball instead of football. Who is this gifted athlete?

Yesterday’s question and answer: How many times did Hall of Fame member Bob Gibson, the St. Louis Cardinals ace, lead the National League in strikeouts? The answer is one. Gibson led the league with 268 strikeouts in 1968. It was a miraculous campaign of 1968, where he also posted a 1.12 ERA (which caused MLB to lower the pitching mound). Gibson actually had more strikeouts in three other years, 1965, 1969 and 1970. In 1965, he came up against some guy named Koufax (that’s Sandy Koufax to you mister). In 1969 and 1970, Sam McDowell of the Indians had more strikeouts.

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