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Bo Jackson

Though it wasn't Bo Jackson's first time on the Sports Illustrated cover this July 1986 edition was the first time he appeared as a baseball player. - courtesy Sports Illustrated

Bo made his Royals debut on September 2, 1986 at home against the Chicago White Sox. He wore this jersey during his major league debut season. - courtesy of Scott Byergo

Bo Jackson launches his epic HR blast in the first inning of the 1989 All-Star Game. Hall of Famer broadcaster called the home run, "Look at that one…Bo Jackson says hello!" - AP Images


Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully said of Bo's lead-off home run, "It just sounded different, and it went forever." Bo added a single, stolen base and stellar defense to lock up this Most Valuable Player Award. - courtesy Bo Jackson

Here is Bo on the baseball diamond at Auburn. There was another Royals connection to Auburn Baseball, Royals Baseball Academy graduate Hal Baird was the head coach for the Tigers from 1985-2000. - courtesy of Auburn University

Bo won the Heisman Trophy his senior season at Auburn University in one of the closest votes ever narrowly edging Iowa QB Chuck Long. Jackson is still considered one of the best running backs in college football history. - courtesy Auburn University