Before Deion Sanders played two professional sports and before Randy Johnson (6’10”) was “the” tall pitcher, there was Gene Conley. He played for the Braves in 1952, 1954-1958.
He was born on November 10, 1930 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He batted right, threw right and was a full 6’8″ tall. He played two professional sports, baseball and basketball.
Gene was good enough to be an NL All-Star three times. Two of those were with the Braves.