Re: Pro Baseball and hit makers
Charley Pride was a pitcher for the Memphis Red Sox and Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro League. He played from 1953 to 1958 and bounced around a few times -- legend has it he and another teammate were once traded for a used bus. Pride says he had a "pretty good little curve," but it was never good enough to earn a contract in the Major Leagues.
OK City SLicker started a interesting subject with DJ's that made an effort at being recording artists. This led me to ponder singers that became a success after pursuing a baseball career.
Jim Reeves was a radio announcer but before that he signed with a St. Louis Cardinals farm team.
There are others who did likewise. What's your recollections?