Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was apparently a fierce baseball competitor in his younger years.
The Washington Post ran a piece about Trump in his youth, and one of the more interesting parts is the fact that the real estate mogul could hold his own against anybody on the baseball diamond.
From the Washington Post:
By sixth grade, Donald’s power as a right-handed hitter was enough that fielders shifted to left field when he batted. “If he had hit the ball to right, he could’ve had a home run because no one was there,” said Nicholas Kass, a schoolmate. “But he always wanted to hit the ball through people. He wanted to overpower them.”
A catcher, Trump’s uniform was often the dirtiest on the field, and he shrugged off foul balls clanging off his mask. After once making an out, Donald smashed neighbor Jeff Bier’s Adirondack bat on the pavement. The bat cracked, Bier said, but Trump did not apologize.
This isn’t the first time that Trump’s athletic ability has been publicly discussed. Classmates of his remember him as an elite athlete with pro potential. (RELATED: Donald Trump Had The Reputation Of Being Great Athlete And A Brawler In High School)
It would have been interesting to find out just how far Trump’s baseball career could have gone.