Francis: George Genovese scouting reports donated to Baseball Hall of Fame

From SABR member Bill Francis at on April 5, 2018:

The generosity of donors is the lifeblood of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The granddaughters of George Genovese, the longtime scout who spent his entire adult life involved in the game, honored their recently deceased grandfather with a donation that tells the story of one of the game’s great scouts.

Genovese, who passed away in November 2015 at the age of 93, was raised in Staten Island, N.Y., but made a name for himself as a three-decade Southern California scout for San Francisco Giants. A 5-foot-6 middle infielder who spent a dozen years in the minors, he played in three big league games and received one at-bat for the 1950 Washington Senators.

After 10 seasons managing in the minors, Genovese embarked on a career as a talent scout for the Giants in talent-rich California. He maintained an affiliation with the Giants until 1994, then joined the Dodgers as a scouting consultant.

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Originally published: April 5, 2018. Last Updated: April 5, 2018.