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The Resource Baseball's last great scout : the life of Hugh Alexander, Dan Austin

Baseball's last great scout : the life of Hugh Alexander, Dan Austin

Label
Baseball's last great scout : the life of Hugh Alexander
Title
Baseball's last great scout
Title remainder
the life of Hugh Alexander
Statement of responsibility
Dan Austin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Late in 1937 Hugh Alexander, a kid fresh out of small-town Oklahoma, had just finished his second year playing outfield for the Cleveland Indians when an oil rig accident ripped off his left hand. Within three months he was back with the Indians, but this time as a scout-the youngest ever in Major League history. In the next six decades he signed more players who made it to the Majors than any other scout. His story, Baseball's Last Great Scout, reads like a backroom, bleacher-seat history of twentieth-century baseball-and a primer on what it takes to find a winner. It gives a
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Austin, Dan
Dewey number
796.357092
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV865.A334
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander, Hugh
  • Baseball scouts
  • Baseball
  • Alexander, Hugh
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • GAMES
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • TRAVEL
  • Baseball
  • Baseball scouts
  • United States
Label
Baseball's last great scout : the life of Hugh Alexander, Dan Austin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 A Stick of Dynamite; 2 Enter Cy Slapnicka; 3 On the Road Again and Again; 4 Striking Gold in His Own Backyard; 5 You Gotta Have a Plan; 6 Scouting in Wartime; 7 After the War, the Show Goes On; 8 Watch, but Don't Pick; 9 Miles Behind, Miles Ahead, but No U-turns; 10 First Brooklyn, Then Dodging HisWay to the West Coast; 11 A Mythical Combination; 12 A Three-Traffi c-Light Townand Loads of Talent; 13 Hondo Hits Them High and Deep; 14 Getting a Twofer; 15 He Made Me Keep Coming Back
  • 16 From No Prospect to FutureHall of Famer17 Where There's a Tryout Camp, There's Hope; 18 Make Way for Tomorrow; 19 Building a New Dream; 20 Let's Get Real about Rebuilding This Club; 21 Trading Who, and Trading When; 22 You Can Lose If You Don't Know the Rules; 23 Finally a Winner; 24 Looking at Another Scoreboard; 25 History Repeats Itself; 26 Overcoming Pitfalls in Seeking Certainty
Control code
827207310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803246263
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
119a747a-8b07-4dc7-98ea-f75cad491738
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827207310
Label
Baseball's last great scout : the life of Hugh Alexander, Dan Austin
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 A Stick of Dynamite; 2 Enter Cy Slapnicka; 3 On the Road Again and Again; 4 Striking Gold in His Own Backyard; 5 You Gotta Have a Plan; 6 Scouting in Wartime; 7 After the War, the Show Goes On; 8 Watch, but Don't Pick; 9 Miles Behind, Miles Ahead, but No U-turns; 10 First Brooklyn, Then Dodging HisWay to the West Coast; 11 A Mythical Combination; 12 A Three-Traffi c-Light Townand Loads of Talent; 13 Hondo Hits Them High and Deep; 14 Getting a Twofer; 15 He Made Me Keep Coming Back
  • 16 From No Prospect to FutureHall of Famer17 Where There's a Tryout Camp, There's Hope; 18 Make Way for Tomorrow; 19 Building a New Dream; 20 Let's Get Real about Rebuilding This Club; 21 Trading Who, and Trading When; 22 You Can Lose If You Don't Know the Rules; 23 Finally a Winner; 24 Looking at Another Scoreboard; 25 History Repeats Itself; 26 Overcoming Pitfalls in Seeking Certainty
Control code
827207310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803246263
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
119a747a-8b07-4dc7-98ea-f75cad491738
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827207310

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