Venezuelan Bust, Baseball Boom: Andres Reiner and Scouting on the New Frontier

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9780803215719: Venezuelan Bust, Baseball Boom: Andres Reiner and Scouting on the New Frontier

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"The story of Andres Reiner, a latter-day Branch Rickey tirelessly seeking to unravel the mysteries of baseball scouting and development, is an absorbing and important tale. Milton Jamail exhibits the same exemplary attributes of his subject: passion, compassion, intelligence and humor, and provides great insight into Hispanic culture. "Venezuelan Bust, Baseball Boom" is a masterful addition to baseball literature about the least understood and most vital aspect of building winning baseball organizations."--Lee Lowenfish, author of "Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman"--Lee Lowenfish (06/25/2007)

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Though Venezuela is sandwiched between two soccer-mad countries - Brazil and Colombia - baseball is its national pastime and passion. Yet until the late 1980s few professional teams actively scouted and developed players there. This book is about the man who changed all that and brought Venezuela into Major League Baseball in a major way. While other teams were looking to the Dominican Republic for new talent, Houston Astros scout Andres Reiner saw an untapped niche in Venezuela. "Venezuelan Bust, Baseball Boom" recounts how, over the next fifteen years, Reiner signed nearly one hundred players, nineteen of whom reached the Majors.The stories of these players - among them Bobby Abreu, Johan Santana, Melvin Mora, Carlos Guillen, and Freddy Garcia - are interwoven with Reiner's own, together creating a fascinating portrait of a curious character in the annals of sports and a richly textured picture of the opening of Venezuela as baseball's new frontier. Countless interviews broaden and deepen the story's insights into how the scouting system works, how Reiner worked within it, and how his efforts have affected the sport of baseball in Venezuela and the significance of Venezuela in the world of Major League Baseball.

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Descripción University of Nebraska Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 221 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Though Venezuela is sandwiched between two soccer-mad countries - Brazil and Colombia - baseball is its national pastime and passion. Yet until the late 1980s few professional teams actively scouted and developed players there. This book is about the man who changed all that and brought Venezuela into Major League Baseball in a major way. While other teams were looking to the Dominican Republic for new talent, Houston Astros scout Andres Reiner saw an untapped niche in Venezuela. Venezuelan Bust, Baseball Boom recounts how, over the next fifteen years, Reiner signed nearly one hundred players, nineteen of whom reached the Majors.The stories of these players - among them Bobby Abreu, Johan Santana, Melvin Mora, Carlos Guillen, and Freddy Garcia - are interwoven with Reiner s own, together creating a fascinating portrait of a curious character in the annals of sports and a richly textured picture of the opening of Venezuela as baseball s new frontier.Countless interviews broaden and deepen the story s insights into how the scouting system works, how Reiner worked within it, and how his efforts have affected the sport of baseball in Venezuela and the significance of Venezuela in the world of Major League Baseball. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780803215719

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Descripción University of Nebraska Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 221 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Though Venezuela is sandwiched between two soccer-mad countries - Brazil and Colombia - baseball is its national pastime and passion. Yet until the late 1980s few professional teams actively scouted and developed players there. This book is about the man who changed all that and brought Venezuela into Major League Baseball in a major way. While other teams were looking to the Dominican Republic for new talent, Houston Astros scout Andres Reiner saw an untapped niche in Venezuela. Venezuelan Bust, Baseball Boom recounts how, over the next fifteen years, Reiner signed nearly one hundred players, nineteen of whom reached the Majors.The stories of these players - among them Bobby Abreu, Johan Santana, Melvin Mora, Carlos Guillen, and Freddy Garcia - are interwoven with Reiner s own, together creating a fascinating portrait of a curious character in the annals of sports and a richly textured picture of the opening of Venezuela as baseball s new frontier.Countless interviews broaden and deepen the story s insights into how the scouting system works, how Reiner worked within it, and how his efforts have affected the sport of baseball in Venezuela and the significance of Venezuela in the world of Major League Baseball. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780803215719

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