In Search of Millionaires (The Life of a Baseball Gypsy)

The Accounts of Bob Fontaine Jr.

by Taylor Blake Ward, Bob Fontaine Jr. & Foreword by Tim Mead



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/22/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 468
ISBN : 9781663222879
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 468
ISBN : 9781663222886
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 468
ISBN : 9781663222862

About the Book

Bob Fontaine Jr. spent 48 plus years as a baseball scout, traveling the world to find the next superstars of the sport. From drafting a one-handed pitcher to building the foundation of a World Series roster, Fontaine's success of looking for projection on amateur players in near unmatched within the baseball scouting business. Scouting is not an exact science, and with the success also comes failure. Beginning his career with a team that showed no prosperity, Bob helped build an organization from the ground up. This became a common theme, as he would leave one team for another, and restart on the groundwork of building a championship roster, bringing new challenges each time around.

About the Author

Taylor Blake Ward is an American journalist, best known for his work on covering Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Draft, and Southern California high school sports. Ward is a former Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting for the High Desert Mavericks. His work has been published in Baseball America, Press Enterprise, Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports.