Originally Posted by socalorado
Theres a legend (
) out there floating around, that when Elway went to meet with Steinbrenner, he was given a personal tour of Yankee stadium with his then girlfriend, soon to be wife.
Steinbrenner took them down on to the field, and the Royals just happened to be in town and were taking batting practice. George Brett was sitting in the royals dugout and some of the guys were talking to Elway about what he was going to do.
So some of the players wanted to see if Elways arm was as big as it had been advertised and while talking a little smack with him they challenged him to see how far he could throw a baseball.
So Elway stepped about 5 feet behind home base, got a running start, and threw it over the fence in centerfield. 1 throw.
After sitting there, watching this, George Brett said, "Man, i hope this kid plays football".
If true that is RIDICULOUS, i just looked up the dimensions of the old yankee stadium. The distance from homeplate to the centerfield fence was 408 feet, so give or take a couple feet it is still a 400+ foot throw.