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Do You Want to Work in Baseball?: Advice to Acquire Employment in Mlb and Mentorship in Scouting and Player Development (Paperback)
Bill Geivett's- Do You Want to Work in Baseball? Do you want to know the process of acquiring employment in MLB? Have you wondered how baseball scouts evaluate players? Do you want to know more about professional baseball Player Development? Bill Geivett draws on his 28 years of experience in professional baseball to answer these questions. He offers his insights from his time as a player, scout, and front office executive. Do You Want to Work in Baseball? is more than a "how to" description of details to remember. It is filled with Bill's real-life lessons learned from the varied roles he has held for Major League Baseball Clubs including the California Angels, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Colorado Rockies. For anyone who desires a career in Major League Baseball or any professional sport, as well as, athletes, parents, and fans, Do You Want to Work in Baseball? is a unique practical look into a world that only a few have seen first-hand. This book details the necessary preparation and extensive work required to attain an interview or employment in today's competitive landscape of professional sports. It also details the process of scouting younger athletes and projecting their abilities into the future. Lastly, it takes the reader into a thought-provoking look at professional Player Development and the intricate processes and perspectives involved. The book includes some colorful stories about Tommy Lasorda, Joe Maddon and FP Santangelo, among others.
About the Author
Bill Geivett has 28 years of experience in professional baseball as a player, scout, and front office executive. He has been a member of the California Angel organization, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Colorado Rockies. In 2007, he oversaw the Colorado Rockies Minor League system that featured 16 players who were originally drafted/signed/developed by Colorado. That year, the Rockies were named Organization of the Year. And in 2009, the Rockies' Wild Card team had an Opening Day lineup made up entirely of homegrown players. Bill has also guided the Montreal Expos' Minor League system, which was named Topps Organization of the Year in 1996. In addition, he was a college baseball coach at Loyola Marymount University (1988-90) and California State University, Long Beach, when it advanced to the 1991 College World Series. Bill has earned degrees from Sacramento City College (AA), University of California, Santa Barbara (BA) as well as a master's degree in education with an emphasis in physical education from Azusa Pacific University. Drafted four times in the mid-'80s (Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, and California Angels), he signed with the Angels following his senior year at UCSB where he gained All- American accolades as a third-baseman. In 1991, he was inducted as a member of the UCSB Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.