Al Goldis

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Allen George Goldis

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 190 lb.
  • Born ~1942

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Al Goldis played two seasons in the Cincinnati Reds chain.

He hit .271/.356/.349 for the 1963 Tampa Tarpons. He split 1964 between four Class A clubs, batting .244 and slugging .286.

Goldis was an assistant coach at St. John's University in 1970 and head coach at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences in 1967 and New York Institute of Technology in 1973-1974.

Goldis became a scout for the Baltimore Orioles in 1978 and later worked with the California Angels from 1980 to 1986 (where he was East Coast Supervisor of Scouting), Milwaukee Brewers (1991-1992, Vice President of Scouting and Player Development), Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets. He is most notable for his work with the Chicago White Sox, where he served as the director of scouting and player development from 1986-1990. His 1990 amateur draft netted the Pale Hose Alex Fernandez, Bob Wickman, Jason Bere and Ray Durham. He also was in charge of drafting Jack McDowell, Robin Ventura and Frank Thomas. Other players he helped develop were Kerry Wood, Roberto Hernández and Paul Sorrento.

He co-authored a book with Rick Wolff.

In 2009, he was named to the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame.

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