Hooks & Runs

146 - The Game Is Designed to Beat You Up w/ Lee Lowenfish

April 05, 2023 Lee Lowenfish guests to talk about baseball scouting's history and cultural significance. Season 4 Episode 146
Hooks & Runs
146 - The Game Is Designed to Beat You Up w/ Lee Lowenfish
Show Notes

Baseball writer and cultural historian Lee Lowenfish joins us this week to discuss his new book, "Baseball's Endangered Species: Inside the Craft of Scouting By Those Who Lived It." Lowenfish's book begins with Branch Rickey and the birth of the Major League Baseball farm system through the beginnings of the MLB amateur draft in 1965 to the present day with challenges brought on by analytics and reduced reliance on the personal observation and connection with young players scouts historically provided to teams.

Learn more about our guest at LeeLowenfish.com.
Lee Lowenfish & his book was featured in an Our Town review by Jack Ahern on April 3 (https://tinyurl.com/ourtownep146).

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