The Art of Scouting: Seven Decades Chasing Hopes and Dreams in Major League Baseball

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Price
$24.95  $23.20
Publisher
Ascend Books
Publish Date
Pages
270
Dimensions
6.4 X 0.9 X 9.24 inches | 1.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780991275618
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About the Author
The only scout ever inducted to the Royals' Hall of Fame, Art has been an integral part of the franchise since 1969. He grew up on the North side of Chicago, and ran his own semipro team before his 13th birthday. He was a good enough high school player that he was offered a pro contract with the Dodgers, but Art was making too much money hustling his semipro games to take the paycut. Instead, he kept the team and started scouting for the Yankees -- going full-time in 1958. Stewart left the Yankees to help start the Royals. One of the best-known scouts in baseball, Art is considered the model for generations of scouts.
Sam Mellinger has worked at The Kansas City Star since 2000, the last five years as a sports columnist. His work has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, Kansas and Missouri Press Associations, and Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Kansas City with his wife Katie and son Samuel.