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Fenway
10-11-2006, 04:28 AM
This is a great story

Jacobs was a bird dog for the Red Sox, a part-time scout. Then he retired from the police force and was hired by the Red Sox as a full-time scout. The year was 1999. There was a kid playing junior college baseball at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City. In his first game, playing shortstop, he turned an unassisted triple play and hit a grand slam. His name was Albert Pujols. He had moved to the area from the Dominican Republic when he was 16, the youngest in a family of 11 children.

Jacobs liked him. Not all the scouts did.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/10/11/one_that_got_away/?page=full

gbergman
10-11-2006, 11:55 AM
This is a great story

Jacobs was a bird dog for the Red Sox, a part-time scout. Then he retired from the police force and was hired by the Red Sox as a full-time scout. The year was 1999. There was a kid playing junior college baseball at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City. In his first game, playing shortstop, he turned an unassisted triple play and hit a grand slam. His name was Albert Pujols. He had moved to the area from the Dominican Republic when he was 16, the youngest in a family of 11 children.

Jacobs liked him. Not all the scouts did.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/10/11/one_that_got_away/?page=full

HAHAHA, although I now laugh at KW for not having someone in KC to draft him in the 13 rounds that preceded his selection. Getting rid of Freddy Sanchez when that team needs a shortstop is nice. They also parted ways with another very good shortstop in Hanley Ramirez.