ON JUNE 2, HIGHLY touted third base prospect Joey Gallo made his major league debut for the Rangers by smashing a single, a double and a homer. It turns out Gallo and current major league home run leader Bryce Harper played Little League ball together in Las Vegas. They are not the only pair of pros that played together as preps. What follows is a partial list of some highly accomplished former teammates.
This is an article from the June 15, 2015 issue
Big League Buddies
Clayton Kershaw P Dodgers
Matthew Stafford QB Lions
HIGHLAND PARK HIGH | TEXAS
Stafford was the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL draft and was the 2015 Pro Bowl MVP; Kershaw is a three-time Cy Young Award winner with a 103--52 record.
Steven Stamkos C Lightning
P.K. Subban D Canadiens
NORTH YORK CANADIENS | YOUTH
Stamkos, Tampa Bay's captain and the No. 1 pick in the '08 draft, has 276 goals and 222 assists; Subban, an All-Star in '13, has 57 goals and 170 assists.
Matt Harvey P Mets
Jesse Hahn P A's
FITCH SENIOR HIGH | CONN.
Harvey is an All-Star with a career 2.54 ERA and an 18--13 record; Hahn, a late bloomer, is 10--9 in 23 career starts.
Kyrie Irving PG Cavaliers
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F Hornets
ST. PATRICK HIGH | N.J.
The No. 1 pick in '11, Irving was a ROY and a three-time All-Star; Kidd-Gilchrist won a national championship at Kentucky and averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds last year.
Mike Wallace WR Vikings
Keenan Lewis CB Saints
O. PERRY WALKER HIGH | L.A.
A 2012 Pro Bowler, Wallace has scored 47 touchdowns; Lewis has seven interceptions in 77 career games.