Sweeny Says: Dick Groch, The Scout Who Signed Derek Jeter
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By Sweeny Murti
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When the Yankees held the 6th overall pick in the 1992 draft, they picked shortstop Derek Jeter from Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The scout who was responsible for making Jeter a Yankee is Dick Groch, a baseball lifer, who is now a special assistant in the Milwaukee Brewers front office. Thursday night he was at Yankee Stadium, watching as the number-one item on his baseball resume reached for history.
Here’s Groch, the former Yankees scout, talking about an oft-told legendary story about how he convinced the Bombers not to pass up on the skinny shortstop from Michigan:
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