Drew Brees on growing up with baseball and the MLB legend who inspired him to wear No. 9
Drew Brees, Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, never intended to play football.
"I played baseball in high school, and in fact, I always thought baseball was going to be my path. I always hoped it would be. But football kind of made its way into the picture," he said before playing in the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday.
And even though that turned out pretty well for Brees, a part of baseball stayed with him:
"Ted Williams was always my guy. Purest hitter of all time, the Splendid Splinter … That's why I wear the No. 9, actually, is because of Ted Williams."
Watch the clip above for more on Brees' love of baseball, and what it was like watching his brother fulfill their dreams on the diamond.