Name: Davey Bledsoe
Born: March 7, 1951
High School/Colleges: Dobyns-Bennett/Tennessee, Milligan, East Tennessee State
Then: Anemic as a teenager, Davey Bledsoe had the desire but not the stamina to be a star athlete. In junior high he stood 5-foot-7 and weighed 98 pounds, and he wasn’t much bigger in high school.
Bledsoe played baseball, ran cross country and gave track a try. His physician recommended that he quit.
It took a few years but that all changed. He remembered his father, Buck, saying: “You’ve got the mark of a great ballplayer.’’
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