When Frank Tanana was 17-years-old, he had the world at his fingertips.
After four years at Detroit’s Catholic Central High, the high school senior was a sought-after recruit in two sports: baseball and basketball. More than 100 schools offered Tanana a basketball scholarship, including the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Tanana informally selected Duke University, but after he was drafted as the 13th overall pick by the California Angels in the 1971 amateur draft, he signed a professional contract to play baseball. He had the game in his genes.