9 Musicians Who Could've Played Major League Baseball

From sweet-swinging rappers to hard-tossing indie rockers – and lots of country stars – here's who had the chops to suit up on Opening Day

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Nelly

St. Louis' very own rapper/actor/celebrity fitness guru was a breakout talent on the baseball diamond, finding solace and stability in the game after his parents divorced and he was forced to stay with a string of relatives. In high school, he was named the MVP of the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association All-Star Game, and was scouted by the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. But around the same time, he started his first rap group – the St. Lunatics – and scored a regional hit with the single "Gimme What U Got," which led him to pursue a career in music instead. Within a few years, he had the whole word wearing Band-Aids beneath their eyes and spelling things with double-r's, helping to put the Midwest on the hip-hop map.

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