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The Best Baseball-Football Talents Over The Last 40 Years

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Jeff Samardzija is seen on the Jumbotron screen deivering a message to the fans during the college football game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the North Carolina State Wolfpack on October 28, 2017. (Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Baseball America founder Allan Simpson provides a sampling of the best combined baseball-football talents, listed by draft year.

1978: Kirk Gibson
1979: John ElwayJay Schroeder
1982: Bo JacksonKenny WilliamsKevin Murray 
1983: D.J. Dozier
1984: Rodney Peete
1986: Greg McMurtry
1988: Deion SandersBrian Jordan
1992: Shea MorenzJohn Lynch
1994: Josh Booty
1995: Ricky WilliamsDarin Erstad
1998: Chad HutchinsonDrew HensonAdam Dunn
2000: Joe BorchardChris Weinke
2001: Roscoe CrosbyJoe MauerCedric Benson
2006: Jake LockerJeff Samardzija
2007: Russell Wilson
2009: Donavan Tate
2011: Bubba Starling
2012: Anthony AlfordJameis Winston
2014: Patrick Mahomes
2018: Kyler Murray

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