From SABR member Rob Neyer at Fox Sports on November 20, 2015:
Last week, 93-year-old George Genovese passed away.
I’ve read nearly every book written by or about a scout, and Genovese’s memoir, just out this year, is one of my favorites. Maybe because he goes into some detail about his playing career; he got into just three games in the majors (in 1950) but played in the minors from 1940 through 1957, excepting his wartime service. Of course those 18 years could have been a book in itself.
But Genovese was just getting started in baseball, and would become best-known inside the game as the San Francisco Giants’ ace scout.
Read the full article here: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/just-a-bit-outside/baseball-joe/blog/remembering-george-genovese-112015
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Originally published: November 20, 2015. Last Updated: November 20, 2015.