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Bruce Seid

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Bruce Seid

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bruce Seid was a minor league infielder who later became a scout.

Seid was twice All-State at shortstop. The Chicago Cubs took him in the 4th round of the 1980 amateur draft, the 88th overall pick (between Doug Drabek and Rod Booker). He bypassed a scholarship offer to Michigan State University to sign. In his pro debut, he hit .307/.370/.354 for the GCL Cubs, fielding .924 at 2B. He only struck out 12 times in 192 AB. He was 8th in the Gulf Coast League in average (between George Crum and Mark Smith) and tied for second in sacrifice flies (5, one behind Mark Bonner). He did not win All-Star honors at 2B, as those went to Billy Weems and Franklin McKinney. In 1981, Bruce was with the GCL Cubs (only .211/.310/.244 in 36 G) and Geneva Cubs (5 for 25, 2 2B, 3B, 4 BB) to end his pro career. He had hit .265/.344/.315 in 99 games in the minors.

Seid then became a scout, working for the San Diego Padres (1992-1996), Pittsburgh Pirates (1997) and Milwaukee Brewers (1998-2014). In 2009, he became Milwaukee's Scouting Director. He signed Dave Krynzel, Tony Gwynn Jr., Taylor Green, Adam Heether and Steve Hammond.

Seid passed away suddenly while visiting family in Las Vegas, NV in September of 2014. The Brewers decided to wear a patch with his first name on the right sleeve of their uniforms for the remainder of the season and unveiled a banner in his honor at Miller Park, a sign of how much he was respected within the organization.