N. DALE MABRY HIGHWAY
As a boy, Jefferson High standout frequented the Reds' spring training camp a mile from his house.
King of drag racing got his start hot-rodding on dirt track near Hillsborough Avenue and Anderson Road.
With Belmont Heights teammate Floyd Youmans, reached title game of Senior League World Series in '79.
With Belmont Heights teammate Derek Bell, reached title game of 1980 Little League World Series.
Tony La Russa
Born in Ybor City, he was a teammate of Lou Piniella's on American Legion Post 248 club in the early 1960s.
Played second base alongside first baseman Tino Martinez on Jefferson's 1985 state semifinalist.
SAINT CONRAD STREET
Basketball and baseball star at Jesuit High; parents live next to diamond christened Lou Piniella Park.
Followed McGriff as Jefferson High first baseman; Division II All-America at University of Tampa.
TWO COLOR PHOTOS
MARK GOLDMAN/ICON SMI
DAVID E. KLUTHO