Sport: EngePs Experiment

At Mt. St. Mary's College, 30 years ago, Joe Engel pitched a perfect (no-man-to-reach-first) baseball game. Grabbed by the Washington Senators, his pitching went sour. Manager Clark Griffith shooed Engel off to the minor-league Minneapolis Millers, told him to swap himself for someone who could play ball. Engel looked the Millers over, sent back Ed Gharrity, a big rawboned catcher. Gharrity turned out to be so good that Engel was hired to scout for Washington.

Since that day, jovial Joe Engel has probably discovered more big-time baseballers than any other scout in the business....

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