McNair's baseball path not chosen
On an April afternoon in 1991, Dan Jennings experienced baseball kismet. Jennings, at the time an area scout for the Seattle Mariners, had some time between college games and scanned the newspaper for a listing of other local games. In Mendenhall, just off U.S. Highway 49 between Hattiesburg and Jackson, Miss., he took a chance.
When he got out of his car, he saw a future star playing shortstop.
"He was Adonis," Jennings says. "A muscular kid; athletic build. I'm thinking, ...
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