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Dollar Sign on the Muscle: The World of Baseball Scouting
     

Dollar Sign on the Muscle: The World of Baseball Scouting

by Kevin Kerrane
 

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In a new epilogue Kevin Kerrane explores the world of baseball scouting in the late 1990s. Kerrane is a professor of English at the University of Delaware.

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In a new epilogue Kevin Kerrane explores the world of baseball scouting in the late 1990s. Kerrane is a professor of English at the University of Delaware.

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Sports Illustrated
"The author spent a year with the Phillies' scouts when they were arguably the best judges of raw talent in the major leagues. The often hard lives of baseball's underpaid hunter-gatherers are rendered in lively detail."—Sports Illustrated
Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating look at the world of the baseball scout . . . some of the best baseball tall tales you’ll ever read."—Wall Street Journal
People
"The scouts who seek out major league prospects are like explorers, wandering the country’s amateur diamonds in the hope of finding a treasure—or a raw talent that can be turned into a treasure. A lot of what romance remains in baseball centers on this perennial quest, and Kerrane . . . captures it in this wonderfully affectionate book."—People
Philadelphia Inquirer
"One of the best baseball books to hit the shelves in recent memory . . . the story of the men behind the muscle mart . . . Kerrane scrutinizes this sometimes frantic, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes inspiring world. . . . For those in the stands, Dollar Sign offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at America’s national pastime."—Philadelphia Inquirer
Diamond Classics
"One of baseball literature’s most noble and enjoyable works."—Diamond Classics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380699346
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1985
Pages:
352

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In a new epilogue Kevin Kerrane explores the world of baseball scouting in the late 1990s. Kerrane is a professor of English at the University of Delaware.

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