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

They dig via lots of coal to discover a unmarried diamond. They spend numerous hours touring miles and miles on lonely again roads and manner an excessive amount of time in resorts. Their entrance workplaces anticipate them to regularly offer participant reviews and updates. rather a lot in their time is spent clear of friends and family, lacking birthdays, anniversaries, and vacation trips. Their ally is Rand McNally. continually asking the query, “CAN HE PLAY?” Such is the lifetime of a certified scout.

CAN HE PLAY? collects the contributions of 26 contributors of the Society for American Baseball examine as regards to scouts, together with biographies and historic essays. The e-book touches on greater than a century of scouts and scouting with a spotlight at the males (and the occasional girl) who've taken at the job of scouring the area for the easiest 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 crew, pioneering Latin scouts, and a Japanese-American interned in the course of international conflict II who turned a winning scout—and many, many extra. The mythical Tom Greenwade and the improvement of the hot York Yankees scouting approach, interviews with former avid gamers Johnny Pesky and Fernando Perez approximately being scouted, and masses more.

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