November 18 2011
When was the last time you met a Major League Baseball Scout? And we're not talking about going to see "Moneyball."
On November 15th, three noted Major League Baseball Scouts joined moderator Lee Lowenfish in a fascinating Clubhouse conversation.
Billy Blitzer, pro scout for the Chicago Cubs. Among his signings: Jamie Moyer, winner of 267 major league games, and Brooklyn's Shawon Dunston.
Joe DeLucca, retired scout. Among his signings: Manny Ramirez for the Cleveland Indians and Pete Harnisch for the Baltimore Orioles.
Joe Rigoli, pro scout for the St. Louis Cardinals. Among his signings: "Super" Joe McEwing and World Series champion pitcher Jason Motte.
Lee Lowenfish, moderator. Lee teaches sport history in Columbia University's graduate Sports Management program. He is the author of "Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman," "The Imperfect Diamond: A History of Baseball's Labor Wars," and he collaborated on Tom Seaver's "The Art of Pitching."
Here's Part One... Enjoy!