Perfect Game USA and the Future of Baseball: How the Remaking of Youth Scouting Affects the National Pastime

Perfect Game USA and the Future of Baseball: How the Remaking of Youth Scouting Affects the National Pastime

by Les Edgerton, Leslie Edgerton, Wally Lubanski
     
 

For decades baseball scouts have beat the bushes for talent, wandering throughout the United States in search of promising young players. But technology and competition have recently brought about big changes, as potential stars are identified as early as Little League.

The largest such scouting and development service, Perfect Game USA, has become the primary

Overview

For decades baseball scouts have beat the bushes for talent, wandering throughout the United States in search of promising young players. But technology and competition have recently brought about big changes, as potential stars are identified as early as Little League.

The largest such scouting and development service, Perfect Game USA, has become the primary pipeline to college and professional baseball, with its participants accounting for more than 70 percent of the players taken in the 2007 amateur draft. This book looks at the history, methods, and impact of Perfect Game USA, which continues to change the landscape of youth baseball.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786434084
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
479,716
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Les Edgerton is a writing teacher and author of nine books, including Surviving Little League: For Parents, Players, and Coaches. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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