Wayne Gretzky Admits He Wanted to Play Shortstop for the Tigers
Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show earlier this week he said he would choose baseball over hockey if he had a say in the matter. Specifically he wanted to play shortstop for the Detroit Tigers.
"I would've taken baseball all day long, I grew up such a big Tigers fan." Gretzky said during his segment with Patrick.
It's worth noting that would Gretzky have continued with his dream of playing shortstop for the Tigers he would've run into a huge obstacle. Alan Trammell.
Trammell as a player played between 1977 and 1996 all with Detroit. Gretzky's playing career starting in the WHA and then moving to the NHL was from 1978 to 1999. The Great One might have had to change positions or find a different team if he continued with his baseball dream.
You can view the interview Gretzky had with Dan Patrick here.