Mark Hendrickson's physical appearance has the look of a gifted athlete.

Standing at 6 feet, 9 inches, with a lean, but muscular, frame, it would seem almost a waste if the Yorker wasn't an athlete. Hendrickson, however, didn't have a gift in just one sport. In fact, it wasn't only two, either.

"I think on the celebrity golf tour, there's a lot of events that former celebrities, I should say former athletes, can play in," he said during Monday's 27th annual York County Special Olympics Celebrity Golf Classic at Out Door Country Club. "So, for me, it's just a matter of getting used to a summer without baseball and working on the golf game a bit."

Depending on what sport you follow more closely, Hendrickson can either be recognized as a former NBA player or former MLB pitcher.

Growing up in Washington, Hendrickson excelled in both sports, enough so that he was selected in the 13th round of the 1992 MLB Draft. But he declined the chance to turn pro and instead attended Washington State University, where he shined in both baseball and basketball. He continued to gain the attention of MLB teams, getting selected in each of the next five MLB Drafts through 1997.

Major league teams were 0-for-6 in signing him, but the Philadelphia 76ers were 1-for-1 when it selected him with the 31st overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. He played with four NBA teams over the course of four seasons, but after struggling to find consistent work in the NBA, he chose to focus on baseball. From there, he played for five different MLB organizations from 2002 to 2011, appearing in 328 games at the highest level. Most recently, he played for the Baltimore Orioles and is one of 12 players in history to play in both the NBA and MLB.

Trying to become pro in third sport: After retiring from baseball back in March of this year, he's now trying to make it professionally in a third sport — golf.

"I think, next year, the pursuit, hopefully, is just an outlet for me competitively," Hendrickson said about the prospects of pursuing a professional golf career. "...Now, the opportunity is there to come out and play a little bit."