Bo Jackson and Wade Boggs lead off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back home runs off Rick Reuschel to spark the American League to a 5-3 win in the All-Star Game at Anaheim Stadium. Jackson earns MVP honors.
Happy 56th birthday to the one and only Bo Jackson, born on this date in Bessemer, Alabama. He is the only athlete in history to be named to All-Star teams in both MLB and the NFL.
Bo Jackson, college football’s Heisman Trophy winner in 1985 and the first pick (by Tampa Bay) in the NFL draft, stuns pundits and observers nationwide by signing with the Kansas City Royals instead.