A's draft Max Muncy nine years after drafting the other Max Muncy

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The Oakland A’s drafted Max Muncy – again.

Yes, that is right. There are now two professional baseball players named Max Muncy — they are not related — and both have been drafted by the A’s.

Oakland selected 18-year-old shortstop Max Muncy out of Thousand Oaks High School in California with the 25th overall pick in the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft on Sunday night.

That selection comes nine years after they drafted Baylor first baseman Max Muncy, who is now an All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers, in the fifth round of the 2012 draft.

As if that is not enough of a coincidence, both Max Muncy’s were born on Aug. 25 — although 12 years apart.

The A’s are hoping to have better luck with 18-year-old shortstop Max Muncy.

The team released the original Muncy in 2017 and he was picked up by the Dodgers where he has become a two-time All-Star and World Series champion.

He even hit a walk-off home run on Sunday, just hours before the younger Muncy was drafted by the A’s.

The two Max Muncy’s have never met, though.

“There was supposed to be some pre-draft communication — didn’t work out,” the younger Muncy said on Sunday. “Hopefully I’ll meet him soon.”

It doesn’t stop him from being asked the same question, though: is he related to the Dodgers’ Muncy?

“I would say it ends up being about once a day,” he said. “Sometimes it’s up to three times a day, wherever I’m at. I’d say at least once a day, once every two days.”

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