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Hulk Hogan says baseball was first love

CLEARWATER, Fla.

Hulkamania could have run wild on a baseball diamond if it weren’t for a stinking injury, brother.

Hulk Hogan said Friday the national pastime was his favorite sport growing up, but he turned to wrestling after suffering a broken arm.

“I played full-time baseball until my final year of high school. I pitched and played third base,” Hogan said before the Philadelphia Phillies hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training game Friday. “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, too. Once my arm wasn’t what it was, I was chasing the wrestling dream around and it finally happened, but baseball was the first love.”

Hogan said he got hurt when he threw underhanded to first base after charging a slow grounder.

Associated Press

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