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September 21, 2015

Phillies reportedly scouted Donald Trump as high school baseball player

Donald Trump is everywhere you turn (on television and the internet, at least). CNN has devoted an incredible amount of programming since the start of summer to the man who was once the subject of a Comedy Central Roast. Trump leads the network’s latest GOP poll by nine percent.

Thanks to Philly Mag’s Richard Rys (and The 700 Level), Trump has a Philly connection other than a degree from Wharton. As a first baseman at New York Military Academy, a former teacher of his told Rolling Stone that Trump was scouted by none other than your Philadelphia Phillies:

“He wanted to go to college and make real money.” Trump was the rare young athlete who felt playing a professional sport would limit his earning potential. It seems like he got that one right.

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