Bo Jackson and the 10 Most Incredible Athletes in Baseball History

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Bo Jackson and the 10 Most Incredible Athletes in Baseball History
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While baseball may not demand the level of athleticism as the other major sports (basketball, football and hockey), make no mistake about it—professional ballplayers are great athletes.

Take, for example, Oakland A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. As this video went viral and worked the baseball world into a frenzy, there was little in the way of real baseball to be seen. 

It was Cespedes' athleticism—athleticism that some compared to Bo Jackson—that had teams foaming at the mouth for a chance to sign the Cuban defector.

Now, Cespedes is a terrific athlete—of that there's little doubt—but he's no Bo.

Nobody is.

Jackson is one of a handful of players in baseball history who were truly athletic freaks, and while not all of them were incredible baseball players, they left their marks on the game.

Let's take a look at the 10 most incredible athletes who join Jackson in that select group.

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