Or at least that’s what he told whoever would listen Friday.
“I played full-time baseball until my final year of high school. I pitched and played third base,” Hogan said while visiting the Philadelphia Phillies. “I broke my arm playing third base. It was the best thing that ever happened to me because I segued into wrestling. I was a huge wrestling fan…but baseball was the first love.”
Hogan, who calls Clearwater, Florida, home, hit Phillies camp as a guest of bullpen coach Jim Gott. While there, he chatted up coaches and players.
Suffice it to say, everyone was pretty stoked.