Mike Schmidt's Draft story included a scout's house call and his dad negotiating his contract
Schmidt's Draft story includes typewriter, agent dad
While discussing whom the Phillies might select in Monday's MLB Draft, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt shared a story about his selection back in 1971. As you can probably gather, times have changed just a little bit.
The scout came to his house?! Dad was negotiating his contract??! A Corvette for $7,000!!!
Schmidt was selected in the 2nd round of the '71 Draft. Last year, players taken in the second round averaged a signing bonus of about $1 million.