Haverford College Baseball Team Only Had One Player Who Played the Major Leagues, Many are Now Movers & Shakers in the MLB
While Haverford College baseball team has only one player – Bill Lindsay in 1911 – who appeared in a major-league game, the elite liberal arts school has long become a brain drain to Major League Baseball, writes Matt Breen for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Many of its former players now work as agents and in MLB front offices as some of the game’s biggest movers and shakers.
Ron Shapiro, who played at Haverford in the 1960s, represented more Hall of Fame baseball players than anybody else. Meanwhile Arn Tellem, a 1970s player, represented Chase Utley and a slew of other stars. Tony Petitti, who played there in the following decade, was Major League Baseball’s chief operating officer. And that just to name but a few.
According to Ed Molush, Haverford head coach from 1992-2000, these players were led to the majors by their shared natural curiosity.
“When you go to a place like Haverford, you got in there because your academic nature is to be inquisitive,” he said. “These players were not the kind of guys who sat in their classrooms quietly.”
Read more about the Haverford College baseball team in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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