Originally Posted by JayBruceFan
In response to the thread in the ORG, Phipps didn't pick up baseball until his late teens because he had been a basketball player throughout the majority of his younger days.
Or at least that's how I have heard the story told
Thank you. Very informative. I started the thread in the ORG and wondered if he might have played another sport exclusively growing up. Kids in other countries usually pick one sport and specialize in said sport if they play competitively. There aren't many countries like the USA where kids will competitively play 3 sports as a kid and all the way through high school.