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NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 12.2 (2004) 171-172



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Phillip Pote


Starters of careers, maker of many, saver of some

Recognition of his role often does not come

Players and club all too soon forget

On each player, his future is set

For all they do for the game

Shouldn't they, too, be in the Hall of Fame?

Despite the long hours away

Lack of security and low pay

They cling to the game they've known

Since the seeds in the youth were sown

For all they do for the game

Shouldn't they, too, be in the Hall of Fame?

After the legs have gone, and the bat is slow

Arm is short and the fast one lost its glow

The love for often does remain

For all they do for the game

Shouldn't they, too, be in the Hall of Fame?

No time clock, lunch pail, or heavy lifting

Just America's game, blue skies, green grass, white clouds a'drifting

The drawer is about to be closed on the file

Of a part of the game, personalities, characters and style

For all they do for the game

Shouldn't they, too, be in the Hall of Fame?

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Can't we honor these men

For who they are and what they've been

For all they do for the game

Shouldn't scouts, too, be in the Hall of Fame?






Phillip Pote has been a scout for over thirty years. He lives in Los Angeles and scouts for the Seattle Mariners.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-1844
Print ISSN
1188-9330
Pages
pp. 171-172
Launched on MUSE
2004-03-05
Open Access
No
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