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Celebrating baseball players' athleticism

Originally Published: June 1, 2011
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Now that the NBA Finals are under way, it seems like an appropriate time to name the All-Hoops team from Major League Baseball and to ask the question: What percentage of MLB players have dunked a basketball once in their lives? It doesn't have to have been in a game; it could have been alone in a gym when they were 16.

I asked this of several of the best athletes in baseball, beginning with Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron, who, when asked several years ago whether he could dunk, said, "Whatever ...

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