What profession or occupation might you have chosen if you didn't play baseball?
Jack Baldschun (RHP, 1961-65)
"I really couldn't say what life would have led me to, but I enjoyed sales. Being around people most of the time made me comfortable. I also enjoyed the subjects I took in college for becoming a doctor, but that was cut real short."
Steve Bedrosian (RHP, 1986-89)
"I would have been a Massachusetts state trooper, riding a motorcycle. I was a criminal justice major in college [University of New Haven] and always wanted to be a trooper."
George Culver (RHP, 1973-74)
"If I hadn't played baseball, I feel I would have probably been a part of sports anyway in some capacity, just not sure what. Did sports writing in high school and college, so that probably would have been the direction."
Darren Daulton (C, 1983; 1985-97)
"If I hadn't have signed with the Phillies, I was going to the University of Arkansas to play baseball and study forestry to become a forest ranger. Whatever it was, it had to be something outdoors."
Jim Eisenreich (OF, 1993-96)
"I would have most likely been part of the Department of Natural Resources or in some kind of wildlife management in the state of Minnesota."
John Herrnstein (OF-1B, 1962-66)
"What other profession? Football was probably my best sport as a collegian, but a surgically repaired knee kept me from pursuing a professional career in the NFL. I did not feel my knee would physically hold up in football, and chose to go into baseball instead. I was still in the hospital following my knee surgery when I signed my contract with the Phillies organization."
Grant Jackson (LHP, 1965-70)
"I probably would have been a teacher."
Kevin Jordan (INF, 1995-2001)
"I thought I wanted to be an architect, but I couldn't draw a straight line."
Jim Kaat (LHP, 1976-79)
"I probably would have been a high school basketball coach."
Greg Legg (INF, 1986-87)
"Always wanted to be a police officer but never would have made it."
Greg Luzinski (OF, 1970-80)
"If I didn't play ball, I would have followed my father's footsteps and been a union electrician."
Bob Miller (RHP, 1949-58)
"I probably would have been a salesman and college baseball coach, which I was."
Mickey Morandini (2B, 1990-97; 2000)
"I would probably be in education if I didn't play baseball."
Bob Oldi, (C, 1962-63; CH, 1964-66)
"I would have loved to be a fireman if I didn't play baseball."
Dan Plesac (LHP, 2002-03)
"For the longest time as a kid, I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian, then I found out how many years of college it would take! Scrapped that idea, now I want to be the next PHANATIC !!!!!!"
Mike Rogodzinski (OF, 1973-75)
"Coming from Chicago, I always wanted to own a hot dog stand. They are very popular back home. But I would settle for a McDonald's or Burger King franchise."
Mike Schmidt (3B, 1972-89)
"Not sure. Anything from working a soda fountain at my dad's restaurant to an architect. To be honest, I have no idea."
Kevin Stocker (SS, 1993-97)
"I would have been in education and coaching. I was a biology major at the University of Washington, and I think I would have continued on that path."
Fred Wenz (RHP, 1970)
"I would have pursued my first love of being a veterinarian."