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Phillies: Chase Utley nearly became a Cardinal in 2000 Draft

Thursday marks the start of the highly anticipated 2020 NFL Draft, one of the very few recent live events due to social distancing guidelines. And, 20 years ago during Major League Baseball’s June amateur draft, the course of Philadelphia Phillies history could have changed drastically at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals.

And it all involves Phillies franchise great second baseman, Chase Utley.

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The 1999 season did not bode well for neither the Phillies nor Cardinals.