Category Archive: Articles.Scouts-Book-2011

Baseball Scouts in the Movies

The heroes of baseball movies usually are brawny power hitters…

Deacon Jones: The 26th Man on The Team

"My real name is Grover Williams Jones, Junior,” Deacon Jones…

Introduction: Can He Play? A Look at Baseball Scouts and Their Profession

Countless hours traveling miles and miles on lonely back roads.…

The Hall of Fame Looks at Baseball Scouts

Tom Seaver scouting report, 1965. (Click to enlarge.)   Just…

Development of the Yankees Scouting Staff

Beginning in 1921 the New York Yankees embarked upon one of the…

Dana Levangie: Every Game is a Road Game

When Jason Varitek sets up low and outside, when Alex Gonzalez…

Gib Bodet: National Cross Checking

Cross-checkers, called regional scouting supervisors by some…

Lou Gorman: 'You Don’t Win Without Good Scouts': A GM's Look At Scouting

As a baseball executive, Lou Gorman worked for more than a third…

Ben Jedlovec: An Intern's Perspective on the Amateur Baseball Draft

As a baseball operations intern for the Houston Astros during…

Fernando Perez: Waiting For the Call

Speedy switch-hitting outfielder Fernando Perez of Columbia University…

Johnny Pesky, On Signing with the Red Sox

Stripped to the waist, Johnny was working as groundskeeper one…

Dave Baldwin: A Player's View of Scouts in The 1950s

My first contacts with baseball scouts occurred in 1955 during…

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