Major League Baseball Scout Coming to Pierre - Nov 20th

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

MLB Scout to Visit Pierre Nov. 20

When - Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 2018 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

Where - Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

               800 West Dakota Ave.


Post 8 Baseball is proud to announce that Arizona Diamondbacks scout Bill Gayton Jr. will host an evening conversation about all things baseball later this month.


Gayton’s visit comes at a time when baseball in Pierre is bigger and better than ever. Post 8 won the state title last year and hosted the state tournament this summer. Meanwhile the Pierre Trappers filled newly-renovated Hyde Stadium for their inaugural season and a Post 8 player was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers.


To keep the momentum going, Post 8 invites all area players – current and past – and fans to spend the evening with Gayton. He will share his insights and experiences over a 37-year career in baseball from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Pierre Chamber of Commerce.


Bill Gayton’s bio:


Ø  Played at Indian Hills Community College and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2015…1981 First-Team All-American, JUCO World Series All-Tournament Team and Rawlings Big Stick Award recipient…signed to play at University of New Orleans but did not play there.


Ø  White Sox’s 37th-round pick in 1981 draft…played 2 seasons in their system in 1981-82.


Ø  White Sox area scout from 1984- 85…midwest crosschecker for A’s, Yankees and Rockies.


Ø  A’s area scout from 1986-93 and drafted 13 eventual Major Leaguers…


Ø  Rockies regional crosschecker from 1995-97


Ø  Rockies National crosschecker from 1998-2000.


Ø  Padres Director of Scouting from 2001-09…drafted over 70 eventual Major League players, including David Freese, Corey Kluber, Chase Headley, Mat Latos, Jason Bartlett and Khalil Greene.


Ø  Major League Scout – Arizona Diamondbacks


Ø  Seventh season with Arizona, first in this newly-created role…spent 6 seasons as a Professional Scout.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get an insider’s perspective and experience in the big leagues.


Door prizes will be drawn for kids in attendance.  The door prizes include caps signed by Post 8 alums currently playing college baseball.

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