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But the rest of the year, once the kids start playing in February, scouts spend much of their time on the road. If you scout in some kind of order, you can save a lot of wear. There are some guys who don't organize themselves and don't take into account the weather. They waste their time by traveling way more than they have to. In February I go down to Texas and help Ray Corbett and Ralph Garn, our scouts down there. When I leave Texas in late February, I go to the bottom of Tennessee, right across the Arkansas border to the Memphis area, so I can see Memphis State University, Christian Brothers College, and a couple of other colleges play.
Previous page page_25 next page > < previous page page_26 next page > Page 26 Hep Cronin: Scout, Atlanta Braves Every major league organization has upwards of twenty-five full-time scouts whose job is to find the nation's best baseball talent. While some scout players who are already in the professional ranks, most look for prospects among amateur players, "free agents" who have not yet signed a professional contract. The typical scout watches hundreds of high school, college, American Legion, Connie Mack, and semiprofessional games every season.
In February I go down to Texas and help Ray Corbett and Ralph Garn, our scouts down there. When I leave Texas in late February, I go to the bottom of Tennessee, right across the Arkansas border to the Memphis area, so I can see Memphis State University, Christian Brothers College, and a couple of other colleges play. Then I'll work Tennessee for the next three weeks or so before I start working my way back up north; I'll see University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, and Western Kentucky. Once I hit Cincinnati, my hometown, it's mid-April and I won't have to stay overnight in hotels anymore.