Baseball Author/Historian Lee Lowenfish Talks Scouting With Jim Monaghan
Noted baseball author and historian Lee Lowenfish has a brand new book that has just come out. Titled, Baseball’s Endangered Species: Inside the Craft of Scouting by Those Who Lived It, Lee gives the readers a behind-the-scenes look at some of baseball’s greatest moments, as seen through the eyes of the game’s scouts.
At a time when analytics and data seem to be overwhelming the game, and scouts are falling by the wayside, Lee takes a look at those men and women who start a player’s journey to the major leagues by using “the eye test.”
Baseball’s Endangered Species takes readers behind the scenes as scouts such as the late Kelly Rodman‘s nurturing of Yankees rookie Anthony Volpe (pictured) look for the next group of players who will hopefully make it to the major leagues.
Lee’s other books include The Imperfect Diamond: A History of Baseball’s Labor Wars, and The Art of Pitching which he wrote with Hall of Famer Tom Seaver.
Lee and Jim Monaghan are both members of the New York Pro Scouts Association.