Last week on the FOX 40 Final Quarter high school football show, hosts Jim Crandell and Kristina Werner revealed a list of the top five high school football players who later made it big in major league baseball in CIF Sac-Joaquin Section history, according to CalHiSports.com.
This is the sixth season that CalHiSports.com and FOX 40 have partnered together to have these SJS Top 5 lists as part of the station’s weekly high school football highlights show. Tune in on Fridays at 10:30 for the Game of the Week, top four plays and more. The top 5 list from last week’s show is later revealed on our site. For the top 5 list for this week, it will be the top five schools with the most all-time NFL players in section history. Check out the show to see those schools revealed.
TOP 5 BASEBALL-FOOTBALL PLAYERS
IN CIF SAC-JOAQUIN SECTION HISTORY
(These are baseball players who did well in football and not the other way around)
5. Max Venable (Cordova, Rancho Cordova)
He was probably the best all-around football player on Cordova’s 1975 team that was No. 1 in the state and later played 12 years in the majors.
4. Logan Webb (Rocklin)
We all know the Giants’ star is from Rocklin, but he passed for 402 yards in one football game and had more than 2,000 as a junior.
3. Jermaine Dye (Will C. Wood, Vacaville)
The 2002 World Series MVP for the Chicago White Sox was a football standout (played quarterback) for the Wildcats.
2. Aaron Judge (Linden)
One of the top players in MLB today once caught 17 touchdown passes in one high school football season.
1. Dusty Baker (Del Campo)
He was one of the best high school football players in the Sacramento area for the 1960s and later of course became an All-Star player and legendary manager in baseball.
Thanks to Jim and the FOX 40 team for letting Cal-Hi Sports be part of this year’s show.