10. Bo Jackson – July 11, 1989
Bo knew baseball, and he made us all believe it on the grandest of stages in 1989. His speed was too much in that American League lineup so Tony Larussa had him leadoff. And so he did, with a leadoff homerun to start the game off of Rick Reuschel.
In his next at bat Bo grounded to shortstop Ozzie Smith, but his speed got the AL another run. The Wizard of Oz and Ryne Sandberg couldn’t turn the double play and Bo beat the throw to first, which scored Ruben Sierra from third. He promptly stole second base, then moved to third on a throwing error by catcher Benito Santiago.
The Ameerican League won 5-3. Bo added a single to centerfield later and finished with 5 total bases, going 2 for 4 with a HR, an RBI, a stolen base and a legendary Nike advertising campaign.