He chose baseball over football and basketball, sports in which he was also drafted.
They also gave Jackson an ultimatum to choose baseball or football.
But he chose baseball, he said, because it was his first love.
Low test scores out of high school in 1993 helped him choose pro baseball over college football.
Although he chose baseball, Tuiasosopo had a promising high school football career.
After serving in Asia during the war, however, he came home and chose baseball.
"If you give a mother a choice between her son playing football and baseball, she's going to choose baseball," he said.
He chose baseball as a challenge, something his father had once hoped he would try.
In the end, it is why he chose baseball over football.
I chose "baseball" and was told that by "any topic," she did not mean to include baseball.