MLB in Politics: 6 Current and Former Players Who Should Be Politicians
After their careers are over, several athletes have gone onto careers in politics.
This includes many former baseball players. Jim Bunning may be the most well known. Bunning had a very successful MLB career and later became a senator from Kentucky.
There are many other players who aren’t in politics, though, that would be great.
Here are six players who should be politicians.
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Hank Aaron is a great ambassador for baseball and is well liked around the country.
The former home run king would make a great politician. His grace under pressure from his home run chase, as well as his dealings with Major League Baseball after his career, has shown he would be successful.
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The very opinionated Curt Schilling would also make a good politician.
Schilling can debate with the best of them and would create havoc on the floor of Congress.
Schilling and his bloody sock should most definitely run for office.
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There isn’t a more likable character in the game than Nick Swisher.
With his disarming personality, Swisher can persuade anyone to join his cause, whatever that may be.
That kind of trait could do some damage on Capitol Hill.
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Joe Torre is one of the most respected men in the game, and recently took a job in the MLB front office.
Torre is a very intelligent guy and could definitely make a good politician.
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The architect of the Oakland Athletics, Billy Beane revolutionized the way players are scouted.
As shown in the book “Moneyball”, Beane was able to persuade his staff and scouts to adopt his new method of scouting and drafting.
If Beane can do that, he can become a politician and make some changes in Congress.
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Doug Glanville has the intelligence and the charisma to be a successful politician.
Glanville attended Penn and majored in system engineering, and we’ve seen his public speaking on display on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight.
If Glanville chose to enter politics, he could surely win an election or two.