scout http://wvxu.org en Gene Bennett - retired after 58 years as baseball scout http://wvxu.org/post/gene-bennett-retired-after-58-years-baseball-scout <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Serious Reds fans will know the name </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Gene Bennett</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He was a long-time scout for the team, responsible for finding such great players as Don </span>Gullett<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Chris </span>Sabo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin for the team. He retired in 2011 after 58 years with the team, but still stays active in the game with his </span><a href="http://www.ssubears.com/article/903.php" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Gene Bennett Classic</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a gathering of young, talented baseball players at </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Shawnee State University</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, hoping to get a look by pro scouts. </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Gene Bennett</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about his long career and some of the great players he’s been associated with in an interview with Mark Heyne.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 05:30:20 +0000 Mark Heyne 15305 at http://wvxu.org Gene Bennett - retired after 58 years as baseball scout