Glenn Tufts was one of the most feared power hitters ever to come out of Massachusetts.
After a dominant career at Bridgewater-Raynham High School, the first baseman had major league teams clamoring for him, with the Indians eventually choosing him fifth overall in the 1973 draft. A career in the majors never materialized for Tufts, though, and after four years in the minors, he hung up his spikes for good.
But even with his playing days behind him, Tufts never left the game for good. After spending some time away from baseball, Tufts tried his hand at coaching, going on to manage at the high school, college and minor league levels.
When his young daughter fell ill in 1997, he shifted his focus to the front office, becoming a scout for the San Francisco Giants. Tufts continues to hold that position today while also operating the Play Ball Baseball Camp back home in Bridgewater.
For more on Tufts’ journey from hot-shot prospect to identifier and developer of young talent, check out the video above.
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