probably couldn't hurt any. i, unfortunately, never played organized baseball when i was younger. and when i tried to a few years ago in the local rec league, i got hit in the eye with a ball and had a hemmorage and was shut down from anything for 6 weeks (running jumping, no gym class, etc.). then about a year later i got hit above the same eye and called it quits cause i didn't want to risk getting hit there, or near there, again and losing sight in the eye.
"He gave the term 'complete' a new meaning. He made the word 'superstar' seem inadequate. He had about him the touch of royalty." - Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn on Roberto Clemente