Kansas City drafted two hall of famers in the 1979 MLB draft. They just happened to excel in a different sport
The 1979 Major League Baseball Draft was not particularly prosperous for the Kansas City Royals. They did not find their next great shortstop or big first baseman. Their top choice was a pitcher named Atlee Hammaker whose best years were as a San Francisco Giant. Most of their other picks were young men who would never breathe the air of a big league clubhouse.
And then there were those two Hall of Fame quarterbacks.