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Thursday, November 19, 2015

UPDATED: Staten Island Sports Hall of Famer and legendary baseball scout George Genovese dead at 93 | SILive.com

A real scouting legend passes.

Legendary baseball scout George Genovese, who left his family’s Clove Road home for the minor leagues in the days before World War II and remained in the game for the next 75 years, scouting and signing the likes of Bobby Bonds, Dave Kingman and George Foster, died Sunday in Burbank, Ca., following a brief illness.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 19, 2015 at 06:36 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Scout signed many future big-leaguers | The Sacramento Bee

Toni King said her father passed away peacefully at 87 in his Land Park area home. He was visited regularly by friends and former players whose careers he touched during a 41-year career as a regional scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies.

“He was like a second father to me,” said Sax, a former Dodgers second baseman. “He was a tutor to a lot of players, an unbelieveable man. He would work all of us out tirelessly to make sure we did things right. He knew just about everything in baseball. He wasn’t boastful but could always give you that special input. Between seasons, I’d come back home to meet with him. If it wasn’t for Ronnie, I probably would have never made it to the major leagues.”

King, a baseball and football standout at Christian Brothers High School, had an eight-year minor-league career as a catcher and occasional relief pitcher that included a brief stop with the Sacramento Solons in 1954. He never reached the big leagues. As a Solons batboy in his youth – “a dream job for any kid,” King once recalled – he began to learn the intricacies of the game.

In addition to Sax, King signed or helped develop future major leaguers Dave Sax (Steve’s brother), Jim Nelson, Bob Oliver, Greg Sims, Bill McNulty, Leon Lee, Max Venable and Greg Vaughn.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 27, 2015 at 12:09 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Friday, October 23, 2015

Out of tragedy, Red Sox scout Chuck Koney leaves cherished legacy - Boston Red Sox Blog - ESPN

Art Stewart and others talk about Chuck Koney.

“There are a lot of good baseball scouts,” Stewart remembers Rickey saying, “but the great baseball scouts? They are like the great musicians who have a special ear for music and the intangibles you can’t define.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 23, 2015 at 09:53 AM | 1 comment(s)
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