Can He Play? A Look At Baseball Scouts And Their Profession by Dan Levitt,Bill Nowlin,Lee Lowenfish,Dave Baldwin,John

By Dan Levitt,Bill Nowlin,Lee Lowenfish,Dave Baldwin,John Klima,Ron Anderson,Rob Edelman,Timothy M. Gay,Jim Sandoval

They dig via a whole bunch coal to discover a unmarried diamond. They spend numerous hours touring miles and miles on lonely again roads and means an excessive amount of time in resorts. Their entrance workplaces anticipate them to regularly offer participant experiences and updates. loads in their time is spent clear of friends and family, lacking birthdays, anniversaries, and vacations. Their ally is Rand McNally. continuously asking the query, “CAN HE PLAY?” Such is the lifetime of a qualified scout.

CAN HE PLAY? collects the contributions of 26 contributors of the Society for American Baseball learn almost about scouts, together with biographies and historic essays. The ebook touches on greater than a century of scouts and scouting with a spotlight at the males (and the occasional lady) who've taken at the job of scouring the area for the simplest ballplayers to be had. In CAN HE PLAY? we meet the “King of Weeds,” a Ph.D. we name “Baseball’s Renaissance Man,” a husband-and-wife group, pioneering Latin scouts, and a Japanese-American interned in the course of international warfare II who grew to become a winning scout—and many, many extra. The mythical Tom Greenwade and the improvement of the recent York Yankees scouting approach, interviews with former avid gamers Johnny Pesky and Fernando Perez approximately being scouted, and masses more.

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