It's not uncommon for sons to follow their fathers into the world of sports. The list of father-son pairings is extensinve. Wayne and Trevor Gretzky can now be added to that list.
Roughly eight months after deciding to go to San Diego State for baseball, Trevor Gretzky's baseball dreams were realized when the Chicago Cubs drafted him 219th overall, in the seventh round, according to ESPN.
"It's just so surreal," Gretzky said. "I can't believe it's happened. It's a first-class organization. I've got a long way to go and I've got to work real hard. But this is so exciting."
Despite not playing ice hockey, the sport his famous father dominated, the younger Gretzky played football as well as baseball at Oaks Christian in California.
Trevor said he didn't expect anything going into the draft, and he was "grateful" to be chosen.
Wayne, who's known as "The Great One," also said the experience was exciting, and that he was proud of his son.
"I could tell he was real nervous today. I told him it was different in the baseball draft. He handled it really well," Gretzky said. "And I told Trevor, 'I can't really relate. I was never drafted.' I tell you what though, when the Cubs GM called that was really exciting. There's still a lot of work ahead of him but this was a special day."
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