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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 a whole bunch 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 motels. Their entrance workplaces count on them to consistently supply participant stories and updates. a lot in their time is spent clear of friends and family, lacking birthdays, anniversaries, and vacations. Their ally is Rand McNally. constantly 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 near to scouts, together with biographies and old 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 activity of scouring the realm for the simplest ballplayers on hand. 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 battle II who turned a profitable scout—and many, many extra. The mythical Tom Greenwade and the improvement of the recent York Yankees scouting process, interviews with former avid gamers Johnny Pesky and Fernando Perez approximately being scouted, and masses more.

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