Don Kohler

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Donald Bert Kohler

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Biographical Information[edit]

Don Kohler has been a scout. He joined the Cleveland Indians system in 1980, working as an associate scout. From 1982 to 1985, he worked in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, signing B.J. Surhoff. In 1985, he joined the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.

He was elected to the Professional Scouts Hall of Fame in 2013. He won the A.B. "Turk" Karam Award in 2002.

He pitched in the minor leagues on-and-off from 1948 to 1954, going 12-22 in 60 games. In 1950, he walked 160 batters in 171 innings. That year, with the Selma Cloverleafs, he had a Southeastern League-leading 141 strikeouts in 153 frames; he also walked a league-leading 146 batters. The Columbus Red Birds later took him in the Triple-A round of that year's Rule V Draft.