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Meeting Eric Gluck (Retired Orioles Scout)

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My apologies to the mods for borrowing the Orioles Talk section for a thread that is probably more suited for the Hangout section ........ perhaps you can allow this to remain here for a few hours to get some airtime before transferring it.


I was at my gym in Brewster, and in walks a man who looks to be in his 70's, and like myself, he was decked out in Orioles gear. I immediately approached him and introduced myself. I shared with him the origins of my Orioles fandom (the 1971 World Series), and he told me his story ........ that he had been a scout for the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles for several decades before retiring.


His name is Eric Gluck, and he told me that he worked for Roland Hemond who was the GM of the White Sox from 1970 through 1985. Hemond liked him so much that when he left the White Sox to take over the reins of the Orioles, he brought Gluck with him.


I asked him an obvious question ........ "Are the Orioles your favorite baseball team?" His answer ........ "They put food on my table !!!"



This is a video of him working as a baseball instructor at the World Gym in Brewster, NY: 





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9 minutes ago, Frobby said:


Cool. Did you ask him who he scouted?




No ........ however, in this video, he will tell you himself.





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This is a New York Times article about Gluck from May of 1979, when Gluck was with working with the Major League Scouting Bureau, a California-based scouting organization which oversaw 16 Major League teams (including the Mets and the Yankees.)

At the time, Gluck had to sift through watching more than 1,200 players per year, which he described as "Trying to find a diamond in the rough."


In my conversation with him, he told me that the first team that he worked for was the Pirates ........ the articles explains that he was a scout for them for 2 years, then a scout for the San Francisco Giants for one year before he joined the bureau. At the time, the 16 Major League teams who were affiliated with the bureau did so in order to save money by cutting back on their own scouting staffs.


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