Pitching in to help baseball scouts

In The Spirit of the Game...
Nationals General Manager Jim Bowden, Assistant General Manager Mike Rizzo, Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone and Special Assistant to the General Manager Moose Stubing, along with Advance Scout Wade Taylor were among 1300 people gathered at the Century City Plaza Hyatt last weekend in Los Angeles to support the 6th Annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Dinner and Auction.

Despite the poor economy, this charitable event was a big hit. Proceeds help scouts who are down and out, as many scouts have lost jobs and fallen on hard economic times. The foundation supports them with health insurance and financial support.

The Ray Boone Family Award...
On behalf of the Boone family, Bob Boone presented the Alou family with an award named in his father’s honor. Former Montreal Expos manager Felipe Alou accepted the award on behalf of his family.

Felipe, Jesus and Matty Alou were part of the first all-brother outfield in Major League history when they played for the Giants on September 10, 1963. In fact, they all batted in the same inning that day.

Felipe’s son Moises Alou also had a Major League career, playing 19 seasons with seven different teams, the most recent being the New York Mets. Moises won a World Series ring with the Marlins and played for the Expos when his father was manager there.

For more information on how you can help the scouts, visit the website for the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, www.pbsfonline.com, or simply click here.