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Nelly - Baseball

Despite his inability to throw a decent opening pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals home game last season, Nelly is said to have some impressive baseball skills. The St. Louis native was quite the dual-sport athlete back in high school, playing both football and baseball. However, where he excelled the most was on the diamond — so much so that he played in the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association and was even named league MVP. However, despite being scouted by a handful of Major League teams, Nelly’s rap career took off around the same time, cutting his career as a potential ball player short. Finally, his 2001 hit Batter Up makes some sense.

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