Marcus Shelby Reveals Richly Entwined Legacies of Baseball and Jazz Marcus Shelby started playing baseball as a 12-year-old boy. He loved the game, but once he landed a full-ride basketball… This content is available to subscribers only. To continue reading, please login or start a FREE 14-Day Digital Subscription. Bundle your subscription with our award-winning print magazine here. Join Our Email Newsletter Join thousands of other jazz enthusiasts and get new music, artists, albums, events and more delivered to your inbox. Sign Up Now!