NEW YORK (AP) — If he wanted, Mark Hamilton could show off his World Series ring at work.
But the fill-in first baseman for the 2011 champion St. Louis Cardinals prefers to keep that prize safe at home.
”The surgical scrub tub, not the most conducive place to wear it,” Hamilton said.
On Friday, under an accelerated schedule prompted by dire circumstances, the former big leaguer is set to graduate a month early from medical school on Long Island.
Next stop for the rookie doc, the first-hand fight against the coronavirus pandemic in one of the world’s hardest-hit areas.
”I could get the call tomorrow, that it’s time to go in,” Hamilton said this week. ”I have had an incredible journey to becoming a doctor over the last four years, and not once did I think that I would find myself entering the field in a time like this.”