RAFFAELE DI LULLO

(Capracotta, 31 marzo 1911 - Paterson, 9 agosto 1999)

Giocatore professionista di baseball, manager e osservatore sportivo

Then Ralph DiLullo, one of the best-known scouts in the MLSB, told me the same thing. That was convincing enough for me. If Joel and Ralph both liked Venturino, I knew that he was worth following.

  • A. Goldis e R. Wolff, Breaking Into the Big Leagues, Leisure Press, Champaign 1988, p. 28.

Paul Post has been in the newspaper field for thirty years, the past fifteen with "The Saratogian" in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he has won numerous state and national writing awards. His "November 2008" three-part series on veterans won first place in the Suburban Newspapers of America national feature-writing contest. Those stories and the subjects he profiled, Morris Katz (World War II), Bob Nevins (Vietnam) and Mike Biss (Afghanistan), are contained in "Soldiers of Saratoga County", the author's third book. His other works are "The Never Ending Story", "What's Fit to Print: The Life of Harness Racing Legend Harold Story" and "Foresight 20/20: The Life of Major League Baseball Scout Ralph DiLullo". Mr. Post has also written more than five hundred magazine articles for several dozen magazines, primarily sports related. He is a frequent contributor to "Baseball Digest", "Sports Collector's Digest" and "Baseball America" and has written for a variety of environmental, public policy, travel and trade publications. He lives in Glens Falls, New York, and enjoys sports, travel and history.

  • P. Post, Foresight 20/20. The Life of Baseball Scout Ralph DiLullo, The Author, Los Angeles 1995.

Pro ball, at this point, was not an option for Biggio. Detroit Tigers scout Ralph DiLullo, the same scout who Seton Hall coach Mike Sheppard turned down years earlier, had visited the Biggio family to determine if the youngster would sign out of high school if drafted.

  • D. Siroty, The Hit Men and the Kid Who Batted Ninth, Diamond, Lanham-South Bend-New York-Oxford 2002, p. 30.

Someone came out to get me, and my father said that I had a phone call from Ralph DiLullo, the area scout for the Oakland A's. I'd been drafted by the A's in the sixth round of the amateur draft, the 125th player selected.

  • D. Scala, One on One Baseball. Fundamentals Made Simple for Players and Coaches, McGraw-Hill, New York 2009, p. 30.

Intitolazioni a Ralph Di Lullo:

  • "Ralph DiLullo" Memorial Award, East Coast Scouts Association, Los Angeles (CA), Stati Uniti d'America.

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