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George Genovese, 'greatest scout of all time,' dies at 93

George Genovese, 'greatest scout of all time,' dies at 93

George Genovese, the legendary baseball scout who signed generations of San Francisco Giants stars from the playgrounds and schools of Southern California, died Sunday. He was 93.

Genovese died at Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, not long after a visit from former major league catcher Mike Lieberthal, said Dan Taylor, coauthor of Genovese's autobiography, “A Scout's Report: My 70 Years in Baseball.” The cause was sepsis, Taylor said.

“I feel I've dedicated my life to baseball, and I'm glad I did,” Genovese told the Los Angeles Times in 1980, in a profile that displayed several of the major league players he signed with the headline...

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