Jack Nicklaus says he would’ve been a switch-hitting catcher

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Speaking to Golf Digest, Jack Nicklaus says that if he hadn’t gotten into golf, he would’ve been a baseball player. Specifically, a switch-hitting catcher. Via MLB.com’s Cut 4:

If I never had gotten into golf, I think I’d have been a baseball player. My first love was baseball. I was a catcher. I was a good, strong hitter — a switch hitter — with a good arm. But baseball was a sport where I needed someone else to throw the ball back, and you’re waiting on a dusty field for other kids to show up. Heck, I could go to the golf course and practice whenever I wanted to practice, and I didn’t have to rely on someone else. That’s what ran me out of baseball.

I think Nicklaus made the right choice, though. He has 18 major championships under his belt along with 73 PGA Tour wins. Not too shabby.