Mississippi Sports Great Visits MGM Park
At tonight’s game against the Jacksonville Suns, the Shuckers had a very special guest throw out the first pitch.
Marcus Dupree, former Oklahoma Sooner and a running back in the United States Football League and the NFL was on the mound.
Dupree is known for his skills on the gridiron, but when asked if he was ready for his pitch, Dupree told News 25 he was familiar with the baseball diamond as well. “Actually, I was a better baseball player than I was a football player, it just so happened that I played football. I batted .500 in high school. A lot of people don’t know that, but I did. I got to Oklahoma and Coach Switzer wouldn’t let us play.”
Before going on to play at Oklahoma, Dupree scored 87 touchdowns at Philadelphia High School, breaking the national record set by Herschel Walker.