The List: Jacks of all trades

Paying tribute to the late Dave DeBusschere, Jeff Merron recounts the rare multi-sport athletes.

Updated: May 16, 2003, 11:37 AM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2 staff

Dave DeBusschere, who died yesterday at 62, was a true rarity in the sports world, an athlete who excelled in two sports. We remember him most, of course, for his years with the Knicks and, before that, the Pistons, but he was also a fine pitcher who probably would have had a solid Major League career if he had not turned his full attention to hoops after only two years in the bigs.

A Hall of Famer in basketball, one of the all-time greats, a champion with two Knicks teams, DeBusschere ...

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