New York Mets rookie Michael Conforto is playing in the 2015 Major League World Series in only his second professional season. He was the Mets’ first-round pick (10th overall) in the 2014 MLB Draft.
Conforto comes from an athletic family. His father played football for Penn State in the late 1970s, and was a linebacker on two teams that finished in the top 5 in the nation. Conforto’s mother, Tracie Ruiz, was a gold medalist on the 1984 USA Olympic team in the synchronized swimming event.
Conforto was good enough in high school football to attract some interest from Division I schools, but chose to play baseball at the University of Oregon instead.
Read more about the Conforto family at the link below from philly.com: