By Charles Curtis
Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn’t be more on a roll, there’s this revealing nugget from a Rolling Stone cover story: Trump (who we know loves golf, but might cheat at it) used to be really, really good at baseball.
How good are we talking here? Good enough to be scouted by the Phillies back in the 1960s, when he attended the New York Military Academy. His former coach, Col. Ted Dobias, had this to say to the magazine about the potential presidential candidate’s skills:
“By ninth grade, Trump was a model cadet; as a senior, he made cadet captain, says Dobias, and was the star first baseman for Dobias’ varsity squad. ‘He was good-hit and good-field: We had scouts from the Phillies to watch him, but he wanted to go to college and make real money.'”
There’s a great what-if: If that happened in this century, Trump probably would have wanted to make “real” money in the majors.