Bill Geivett, Author of “Do You Want To Work In Baseball?”

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Bill Geivett was an All-America baseball player at UC Santa Barbara and coached college baseball at Loyola Marymount and Long Beach State prior to beginning a three decade career in professional baseball, most recently as director of baseball operations for the Colorado Rockies. After receiving countless requests from countless young people searching for advice on how to get a job in professional baseball, Geivett has put his knowledge to paper and written one of the premier baseball books of the year, “Do You Want to Work in Baseball? How to Acquire a Job in MLB & Mentorship in Scouting and Player Development.”

Do you want to know the process of acquiring employment in major league baseball? Have you wondered how baseball scouts evaluate players? Do you want to know more about professional baseball Player Development? Bill Geivett answers these questions and offers his insights from his time as a player, scout, and front office executive.

Do You Want to Work in Baseball? is more than a “how to” description of details to remember. It is filled with Bill’s real-life lessons learned from the varied roles he has held for Major League Baseball Clubs including the California Angels, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos,Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Colorado Rockies. For anyone who desires a career in Major League Baseball or any professional sport, as well as, athletes, parents, and fans, Do You Want to Work in Baseball? is a unique practical look into a world that only a few have seen first-hand. This book details the necessary preparation and extensive work required to attain an interview or employment in today’s competitive landscape of professional sports. It also details the process of scouting younger athletes and projecting their abilities into the future. Lastly, it takes the reader into a thought-provoking look at professional Player Development and the intricate processes and perspectives involved. The book includes some colorful stories about Tommy Lasorda, Joe Maddon and FP Santangelo, among others.

About the author, Bill

Bill Ballew has been involved with collegiate and professional baseball since 1983. He has been the Atlanta correspondent for Baseball America since 1991 and has served as the editorial content manager for Baseball The Magazine for more than five years. He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).